Criminal cases; compensation of experts, effective clause. (SB681)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation of experts in criminal cases. Increases from $750 to $1,200 the maximum fee that the court may pay for professional services rendered by each psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other expert appointed by the court to render professional service in a criminal case other than capital murder. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103863D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/20/2020Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB681)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/31/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB681E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20103863D-E
02/03/2020Read 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
02/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/19/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice