Court of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. (SB1002)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Court of Appeals; use of moot courtroom of accredited law schools. Provides that upon proper agreement with the applicable authorities the Court of Appeals may use the moot courtroom of any accredited law school located in the Commonwealth for the holding of court and for its ancillary functions. Current law specifies that the Court may use state and federal facilities but not private law schools in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 63. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104338D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1002)
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1002ER)
02/24/2020Signed by Speaker
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1002ER)
02/25/2020Signed by President
02/28/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 28, 2020
02/28/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 197 (effective 7/1/20)
03/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)