2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure
Sponsored By:
Delegates Norman, McDonough, Boteler, Dwyer, Eckardt, George, Jennings, Krebs, McComas, Schuh, Smigiel, Sossi, and Stocksdale
Criminal Procedure - Court Costs - Payment for Foreign Language Interpreter


Changing the definition of "costs" in a criminal case to include a specified amount for services and expenses paid to a foreign language interpreter appointed by a court for a defendant; and authorizing a court to charge a defendant who is found guilty of a crime and who was appointed a foreign language interpreter during the prosecution of the case with specified costs of providing the interpreter.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 7-501 , 7-502 , 9-114 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered