Attorney General, Office of; employment of outside counsel where a conflict of interests exists. (SB651)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

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. The compensation for the legal services provided shall be based upon a reasonable per hour fee and shall be expended from funds appropriated to the Attorney General's office. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103396D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/20/2014Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Rereferred to Rules
01/24/2014Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14104432D-S1
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Incorporates SB220
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Passed by for the day
01/30/2014Read second time
01/30/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104432D-S1
01/30/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/30/2014Amendment by Senator Petersen rejected (10-Y 30-N)
01/30/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB651S1
01/31/2014Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Read second time
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB651S1)
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2014Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N)
03/05/2014Enrolled
03/05/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB651ER)
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB651ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014Passed by temporarily
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 19-N)
04/23/2014House rejected Governor's recommendation (27-Y 66-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: REJECTED (27-Y 66-N)
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
05/23/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 824 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 32 minutes.