Judges; reduces number in circuit court in 19th Judicial Circuit District. (HB1487)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Maximum number of circuit court judges; 19th Judicial Circuit. Reduces from 15 to 14 the maximum number of circuit court judges in the 19th Judicial Circuit (Fairfax, Fairfax County), effective July 1, 2018, or upon the death, resignation, or retirement of any judge of that court, whichever occurs later. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101507D
12/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1487)
02/03/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/15/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Rob Waters writes:

The 19th only has 14 judges currently seated.

I'm sure that Delegate Albo is trying to look busy here, but creating a bill for a non-issue is wasting both the taxpayer's time and wasting his peers time in even having to discuss this bill.