Disciplining attorneys and reinstatement of attorneys; procedure by three-judge circuit court. (SB1494)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Procedure for disciplining attorneys and reinstatement of attorneys by three-judge circuit court. Provides that any former attorney who has had his license revoked and filed a petition for reinstatement with the Virginia State Bar may elect and demand that such reinstatement proceedings be conducted by a three-judge circuit court. The bill also provides that a decision from a three-judge circuit court convened to sit for disciplinary matters or reinstatement proceedings may be appealled to the Court of Appeals and, if necessary, to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Under current law for disciplinary matters, the appeal is to the Supreme Court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2023Presented and ordered printed 23104292D
01/20/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/01/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2023Reported from Judiciary with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1494)
02/01/2023Committee substitute printed 23106090D-S1
02/03/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106090D-S1
02/06/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1494S1
02/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1494S1)
02/07/2023Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Placed on Calendar
02/10/2023Read first time
02/10/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/13/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/13/2023Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/2023Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Read second time
02/23/2023Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/23/2023Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/24/2023Left in Courts of Justice

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