Magistrates; appointment and supervision. (SB1256)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Magistrates; appointment and supervision. Gives supervisory control over the magistrate system to the chief circuit court judge and the Committee on District Courts and abolishes magisterial regions. Under current law, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia exercises such authority with a provision for consultation with the chief judges of the circuit courts in the region where the appointment is made. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103049D
01/10/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1256)
02/01/2023Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

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