Statewide public defender system and appellate defender officer; established. (HB1296)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Establishment of statewide public defender system; appellate defender officer. Establishes a public defender office in each judicial circuit. Currently, public defender offices have been established in certain localities. The bill also establishes an appellate defender office to represent indigent persons in appeals of their convictions to the Court of Appeals of Virginia or Supreme Court of Virginia. Amends § 18.2-254.1, § 19.2-159, § 19.2-163.01, § 19.2-163.04, § 19.2-163.3, § 19.2-163.4, § 53.1-124, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102301D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice