Civil commitment proceedings; fees and compensation. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil commitment proceedings; fees and compensation. Increases from $25 to $75 the fee paid to court-appointed counsel representing a person in a civil commitment proceeding under Title 19.2. The bill also provides that court-appointed counsel representing a person acquitted of a felony by reason of insanity in a hearing to assess the need for inpatient hospitalization shall be paid a fee not to exceed $445. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council of Virginia. Amends § 19.2-182, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102142D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/30/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2015Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/06/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Appropriations