Habeas corpus; reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions. (SB1069)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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Habeas corpus. Reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions in several writ of habeas corpus statutes. The bill clarifies certain procedural issues such as service, venue, amendments for failure to name a proper party respondent, necessity of a response, and transfer for evidentiary hearings. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council. Amends § 8.01-654, § 8.01-658, § 8.01-662, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


12/12/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


12/12/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101171D
12/12/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB1909.

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