Bill Text: VA SB4029 | 2019 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Specialty dockets; veterans docket.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-07-09 - Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N) [SB4029 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SB4029-Prefiled.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 4029
Offered July 9, 2019
Prefiled July 8, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact §18.2-254.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to specialty dockets; veterans docket.
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Patron-- Reeves
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §18.2-254.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§18.2-254.2. Specialty dockets; report.

A. The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall develop a statewide evaluation model and conduct ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of all local specialty dockets established in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia. Each local specialty docket shall submit evaluative reports to the Office of the Executive Secretary as requested. The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia shall submit a report of such evaluations to the General Assembly by December 1 of each year.

B. Any veterans docket authorized and established as a local specialty docket in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia shall be deemed a "Veterans Treatment Court Program," as that term is used under federal law or by any other entity, for the purposes of applying for, qualifying for, or receiving any federal grants, other federal money, or money from any other entity designated to assist or fund such state programs.

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