Public defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. (SB72)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William. This bill is identical to HB 366. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/23/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/23/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100915D
11/23/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB72)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Read first time
02/21/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read second time
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB72ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB72ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 376 (effective 7/1/20)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)


Robert Legge writes:

SHould have public defenders in every jurisdiction. Someone who specializes in criminal defense.