Service of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth, etc. (HB682)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Service of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or Indigent Defense Commission. Provides that all investigators employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth or by the Indigent Defense Commission while engaged in the performance of their official duties when serving witness subpoenas shall not be considered a party or otherwise interested in the subject matter in controversy and, thus, are authorized to serve process to such witnesses. This bill is identical to SB 291. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101921D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106250D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106250D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB682H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/21/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Committee substitute printed 22106768D-S1
02/22/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Read third time
02/23/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106768D-S1
02/23/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB682S1
02/23/2022Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22106768D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2022House acceded to request
03/03/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2022Senators: Deeds, Boysko, Obenshain
03/07/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2022Delegates: Hope, Bell, Adams, L.R.
03/09/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/10/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB682ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB291.

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