Pro tempore judicial appointments; criminal background checks, financial disclosure. (HB431)

Introduced By

Del. Jed Arnold (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pro tempore judicial appointments; criminal background checks; financial disclosure. Requires that prior to an appointment as a pro tempore judge, a person submit his fingerprints for a national and Virginia criminal history record search, submit to a search of the central registry maintained by the Department of Social Services for founded complaints of child abuse and neglect, and provide a written statement of economic interests. The bill prohibits any person with a criminal felony conviction from being appointed as a pro tempore judge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101634D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2024Assigned Courts sub: Judicial
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB431)
02/09/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB431E
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24101634D-E
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB431E)
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB431ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB431ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 723 (effective 7/1/24)

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