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SB325

Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case.

Status:
Passed

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
House: Read third time

Chief Patron:
Creigh Deeds (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Voir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case.

Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guilt or sentencing phase of the case and (ii) inform any potential juror as to the potential range of punishments to ascertain if the person or juror can sit impartially in the sentencing phase of the case. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/06/2020 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102152D
  • 01/06/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 01/08/2020 - Senate: Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
  • 02/10/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/19/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 5-N)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/24/2020 - House: Read third time
  • 02/24/2020 - House: Passed House (64-Y 36-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (64-Y 36-N)   Close Floor Vote

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