Warrants; issuance by magistrates. (SB1150)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Issuance of warrants by magistrates. Provides that a magistrate may not issue an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense where the accused is a law-enforcement officer and the alleged offense arises out of the performance of his public duties upon the basis of a complaint by a person other than a law-enforcement officer or an animal control officer without prior authorization by the attorney for the Commonwealth or by a law-enforcement agency. The bill provides for the appointment of an attorney for the Commonwealth from outside the jurisdiction if a conflict of interest exists for the attorney for the Commonwealth having jurisdiction. Amends § 19.2-71, § 19.2-72, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/15/2019: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100889D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2019Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Placed on Calendar
01/21/2019Read first time
01/21/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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