Juvenile and domestic relations district; pretrial appeals by the Commonwealth. (HB210)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pretrial appeal by the Commonwealth. Allows an attorney for the Commonwealth to take a pretrial appeal on the constitutionality of an evidentiary ruling by a juvenile and domestic relations district court in a case in which a juvenile under the age of 14 is to be tried for an offense that would be a violent juvenile felony if committed by a juvenile 14 years of age or older. The bill provides that such appeal shall be heard by the circuit court. If the juvenile and domestic relations district court's ruling is affirmed, the attorney for the Commonwealth may appeal the circuit court's decision to the Court of Appeals, and such decision shall be final. If the circuit court finds that the juvenile and domestic relations court erred, the circuit court shall remand the case for trial consistent with the circuit court's ruling. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102869D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18105168D-H1
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Passed by for the day
02/09/2018Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/09/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice