Trial by jury; contact with jurors after trial prohibited, penalty. (HB1443)

Introduced By

Del. Will Davis (R-Rocky Mount)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trial by jury; contact with jurors after trial prohibited; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any defendant who knowingly and intentionally contacts, with the intent to harass, intimidate, or threaten, a juror regarding such juror's service as a juror after a jury trial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105139D
01/18/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106828D-H1
02/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1443)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1443H1)
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106828D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1443H1
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/28/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendments waived
03/04/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 99-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 99-N)
03/06/2024Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Reaser, Keys-Gamarra, Davis
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Deeds, Perry, McDougle
03/09/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2024Conference substitute printed 24109066D-H2
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1443H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1443ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1443ER)
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/24)

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