VA HB1909 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on February 13 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-02-13 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Habeas corpus. Reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions in several writ of habeas corpus statutes. The bill clarifies certain procedural issues such as service, venue, amendments for failure to name a proper party respondent, necessity of a response, and transfer for evidentiary hearings. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council. This bill is identical to SB 1069.

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Habeas corpus; reorganizes, updates outdated language, and removes unused provisions.


Roll Calls

2019-02-04 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-25 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-21 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-11 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N) (Y: 6 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-13 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)
2019-02-13 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-06 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 13, 2019
2019-02-06HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 6, 2019
2019-02-05SenateSigned by President
2019-02-05HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-05HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1909ER)
2019-02-04SenatePassed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-04SenateRead third time
2019-02-01SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-01-30SenateReported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N)
2019-01-28SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-28SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-25HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-25HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-24HouseRead second time and engrossed
2019-01-23HouseRead first time
2019-01-21HouseReported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)
2019-01-11HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
2019-01-10HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
2019-01-04HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-04HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101170D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
801654(n/a)See Bill Text
801656(n/a)See Bill Text
801657(n/a)See Bill Text
801658(n/a)See Bill Text
801659(n/a)See Bill Text
801662(n/a)See Bill Text

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