VA SB681 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 31 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-19 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Compensation of experts in criminal cases. Increases from $750 to $1,200 the maximum fee that the court may pay for professional services rendered by each psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other expert appointed by the court to render professional service in a criminal case other than capital murder. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act.

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Criminal cases; compensation of experts, effective clause.


Roll Calls

2020-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-29 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-20 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-19HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2020-02-17HouseSubcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
2020-02-14HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal
2020-02-12HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-02-12HouseRead first time
2020-02-12HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-03SenateRead third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-01-31SenatePrinted as engrossed 20103863D-E
2020-01-31SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB681E
2020-01-31SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-01-31SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-01-31SenateRead second time
2020-01-30SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-01-29SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-20SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-01-20SenateReported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103863D

Code Citations

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192175(n/a)See Bill Text

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