VA SB801 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 11 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-14 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Subpoena duces tecum; attorney-issued subpoena duces tecum; criminal cases. Provides that in any criminal case a subpoena duces tecum may be issued by an attorney who is an active member of the Virginia State Bar at the time of issuance, as an officer of the court. The bill provides that any such subpoena duces tecum shall be on a form approved by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, signed by the attorney as if a pleading, shall include the attorney's address, and shall be mailed or delivered to the adverse party. The bill also provides that the law governing subpoenas duces tecum issued by a clerk shall apply mutatis mutandis and provides a process for objection to such attorney-issued subpoenas.

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Subpoena duces tecum; attorney-issued subpoena duces tecum, criminal cases.


Roll Calls

2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (Y: 33 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (Y: 8 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-14HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-02-14HouseRead first time
2020-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenatePassed Senate (34-Y 5-N)
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-11SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB801S1
2020-02-11SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108087D-S1
2020-02-11SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-11SenateRead second time
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-10SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 6-N)
2020-02-10SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108087D-S1
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101345D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19210.4(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments