Summonses; authority of local government employees to issue for violations of local ordinances. (HB1213)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority of local government employees to issue summonses for misdemeanor violations of local ordinances. Permits localities to appoint and train local government employees to enforce local ordinances by issuing summonses for misdemeanor violations of ordinances that are within the scope of the employee's employment with the exception of traffic offenses and those offenses set forth in Title 18.2, Crimes and Offenses Generally. The bill provides that such employees shall not have the power and authority of constables at common law and their power shall be limited to issuing such summonses in their locality. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102237D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB1213)
01/16/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB1213)
01/24/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2020Amendment by Delegate Heretick agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1213E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20102237D-E
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108191D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108191D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1213S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108191D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1213ER)
02/21/2020Signed by Speaker
02/24/2020Signed by President
02/26/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
02/26/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 144 (effective 7/1/20)
03/04/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0144)