Service of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth. (HB1511)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Service of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or Indigent Defense Commission. Provides that certain investigators employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or by the Indigent Defense Commission while engaged in the performance of their official duties shall not be considered a party or otherwise interested in the subject matter in controversy and, thus, are authorized to serve process, provided that the sheriff in the jurisdiction where process is to be served has agreed that such investigators may serve process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105171D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Committee substitute printed 18107241D-S1
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107241D-S1
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1511S1
02/19/2018Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107241D-S1 (95-Y 2-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1511ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 238 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0238)