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SB 325

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 06, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case.

Abstract

Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guilt or sentencing phase of the case and (ii) inform any potential juror as to the potential range of punishments to ascertain if the person or juror can sit impartially in the sentencing phase of the case. This bill is identical to HB 100.

Bill Sponsors (1)

R. Creigh Deeds

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 25
Primary

Votes


Actions


Mar 31, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 24, 2020

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (64-Y 36-N)

House

Passed House (64-Y 36-N)

Feb 21, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 19, 2020

House

Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 5-N)

Feb 14, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Read first time

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Reported from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N)

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name

Jan 06, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102152D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB325ER) HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB325ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588) HTML

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