Attorney General, Office of; employment of outside counsel where a conflict of interests exists. (SB220)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Office of the Attorney General; employment of outside counsel where a conflict of interests exists. Requires the Attorney General's office to enter into an agreement with outside counsel to provide legal services in a matter when the Attorney General certifies to the Governor that it would be improper for his office to do so because a conflict of interests exists. For criminal matters, outside counsel shall be a Commonwealth Attorney and for civil matters, outside counsel shall be a county or city attorney. The compensation for the legal services provided shall be expended from funds appropriated to the Attorney General's office and paid directly to the local jurisdiction. Read the Bill »

Status

01/24/2014: Merged into SB651

History

DateAction
01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101224D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2014Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Rereferred to Rules
01/24/2014Incorporated by Rules (SB651-Norment) (13-Y 1-N)