Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea. (SB1242)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea or nolle prosequi; adjudication of probation violations. Provides that with the consent of the court and all parties, an appearance in a court may be made by two-way electronic video and audio communication for the purpose of (i) entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and the related sentencing of the defendant charged with a misdemeanor or felony, (ii) entry of a nolle prosequi, or (iii) adjudication of an alleged violation of probation. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council of Virginia and the Committee on District Courts. Read the Bill »

Status

01/26/2021: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101001D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/20/2021Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

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