Judges; maximum number each judicial district and circuit. (SB710)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Maximum number of judges in each judicial district and circuit. Increases by one the maximum number of authorized juvenile and domestic relations district court judges in the Twentieth and Thirty-first Judicial Districts. The bill also increases by one the maximum number of authorized circuit court judges in the First, Ninth, Fifteenth, and Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuits. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts and the Judicial Council of Virginia. This bill incorporates SB 686 and is identical to HB 310. Read the Bill »

Notes

According to the fiscal impact statement, the cost of this legislation would be as follows: For Circuit Court judgeships: - FY 2025 (first-year) cost per judgeship: $329,200 - Estimated annual cost for subsequent years: $325,900 - Total cost for FY 2025 with 3 judgeships added: $987,603 - Total cost for FY 2026 with 3 judgeships added: $977,703 For District Court judgeships: - FY 2025 (first-year) cost per judgeship: $302,991 - Estimated annual cost for subsequent years: $299,691 - Total cost for FY 2025 with 2 judgeships added: $605,982 - Total cost for FY 2026 with 2 judgeships added: $599,382 Therefore, the estimated total cost associated with the bill would be $1,593,585 in FY 2025 and $1,577,085 in FY 2026.

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24103420D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Committee substitute printed 24106222D-S1
02/05/2024Incorporates SB686 (McPike)
02/05/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB710S1)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106222D-S1
02/09/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2024Amendment by Senator Obenshain rejected (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB710S1
02/12/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Placed on Calendar
02/15/2024Read first time
02/15/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2024Committee substitute printed 24107801D-H1
02/16/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2024Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
02/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB710H1)
02/21/2024Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Read second time
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107801D-H1
02/26/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB710H1
02/26/2024Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Passage (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024House insisted on substitute
02/29/2024House requested conference committee
03/04/2024Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2024Senators: Deeds, Carroll Foy, Obenshain
03/05/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2024Delegates: Hope, Simon, Green
03/06/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Enrolled
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB710ER)
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
04/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB710ER)
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 606 (effective 7/1/24)

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