Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. (SB325)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

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. This bill is identical to HB 100. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102152D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
02/10/2020Reported from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House (64-Y 36-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (64-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Enrolled
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB325ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB100.