Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. (HB2627)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guilt or sentencing phase of the case and (ii) inform any potential juror as to the potential range of punishments to ascertain if the person or juror can sit impartially in the sentencing phase of the case. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2019Committee
01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19102551D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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