Judges; limitation on election and appointment. (HB1282)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), and Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judges; limitation on election and appointment of judges. Restricts the General Assembly from electing a person to a judgeship if the person is an immediate family member (spouse, parent, child, brother, or sister) of a (i) member of the General Assembly or (ii) former member of the General Assembly for at least 24 months after such member has ceased to be a member of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/27/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100285D
08/27/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1282)
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice