Bill Text: VA HB51 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Evidentiary hearings in the Supreme Court of Virginia; Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-13 - Left in Courts of Justice [HB51 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HB51-Prefiled.html
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 1, 2017
A BILL to amend and reenact §17.1-906 of the Code of Virginia, relating to evidentiary hearings in the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Patron-- Miyares
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §17.1-906 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§17.1-906. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court.

In addition to the jurisdiction conferred on the Supreme Court by Article VI, Section 1 and Section 10 of the Constitution of Virginia, to conduct evidentiary hearings and impose sanctions upon the filing by the Commission of complaints against justices of the Supreme Court, judges of other courts of record, and members of the State Corporation Commission, the Supreme Court by virtue of this chapter shall have the same jurisdiction, to be exercised in the same manner, upon the filing by the Commission of complaints against all other judges as defined in this chapter. Both the Commission and the judge who is the subject of the complaint shall be entitled to present evidence and argument during such hearings. The Supreme Court may enter any scheduling orders it deems necessary.