Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. (HB100)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. This bill is identical to SB 325. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101375D
12/12/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20106547D-H1
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106547D-H1
01/30/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB100H1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108209D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108209D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB100S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108209D-S1 (64-Y 36-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (64-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB100ER)
02/21/2020Signed by Speaker
02/24/2020Signed by President
02/26/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
02/26/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 157 (effective 7/1/20)
03/04/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0157)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB325.