Court of Appeals of Virginia; makes various changes to procedures and jurisdiction of the Court. (SB143)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Court of Appeals of Virginia. Makes various changes to the procedures and jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including (i) clarifying that an aggrieved party of certain pretrial orders may petition the Court of Appeals for review of such order and that such petitions shall be reviewed by a three-judge panel, (ii) providing that a party to an appeal that requests an extension for a filing deadline in the Court of Appeals must show good cause for the extension to be granted, (iii) clarifying that appeal bonds and security bonds are not required in criminal appeals, (iv) permitting the Court of Appeals to dispense with oral argument if the parties agree that it is not necessary, and (v) making consistent the grounds for seeking a delayed appeal in a criminal case in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia. The bill additionally corrects the unintentional elimination of reviews of interlocutory decrees or orders involving certain equitable claims from the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/22 22103323D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB143)
01/19/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendments (10-Y 1-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2022Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB143E
01/24/2022Printed as engrossed 22103323D-E
01/25/2022Passed by for the day
01/26/2022Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2022Amendment by Senator Edwards agreed to
01/26/2022Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB143E2
01/26/2022Emergency clause deleted
01/26/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Passed Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Printed as reengrossed 22103323D-E2
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB143E2)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read second time
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB143ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Signed 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
04/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB143ER)
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB143ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 714 (effective 4/27/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)

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