Public defender office; establishes an office for the County of Chesterfield. (SB1442)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/18/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102758D
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1442)
01/25/2021Reported from Judiciary (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1442E
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21102758D-E
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1442E)
02/18/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/19/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N)
02/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Passed by for the day
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2021Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (93-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1442ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1442ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)