Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; breach of Canons of Judicial Conduct. (HB2168)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; annual report; breach of Canons of Judicial Conduct; disciplinary action. Requires the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission to include in its annual report (i) the name of any judge who the Commission concluded breached the Canons of Judicial Conduct and took disciplinary action against as a result of such conclusion, if the date on which the Commission reached such conclusion was after the previous annual report was published; (ii) the specific Canons of Judicial Conduct breached by such judge; and (iii) the disciplinary action taken against such judge by the Commission. The bill provides that the provisions of this act shall apply only to disciplinary actions taken on or after July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103435D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2023Committee substitute printed 23105185D-H1
01/25/2023Read first time
01/26/2023Read second time
01/26/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23105185D-H1
01/26/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2168H1
01/27/2023Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N)
01/27/2023VOTE: Passage (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/15/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2023Reported from Judiciary with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Read third time
02/20/2023Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2023Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2023Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Senate amendment agreed to by House (81-Y 17-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Adoption (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2168ER)
02/24/2023Signed by Speaker
02/25/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/27/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/23)
03/27/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)

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