Service of process; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth, etc. (SB291)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


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 HB 682. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100342D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22106908D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106908D-H1
03/02/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB291H1
03/02/2022Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Title replaced 22106908D-H1
03/09/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB291ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
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
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 248 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0248)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB682.

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