|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Multi-jurisdiction grand jury; functions, failure to pay wages.
Adds the offense of willfully failing to pay wages to the list of offenses that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury is authorized to investigate.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 19.2-215.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 19.2-215.1. Functions of a multi-jurisdiction grand jury.
The functions of a multi-jurisdiction grand jury are:
1. To investigate any condition that involves or tends to promote criminal violations of:
a. Title 10.1 for which punishment as a felony is authorized;
b. � 13.1-520;
e. Article 6 (� 18.2-59 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
f. Article 7.1 (� 18.2-152.1 et seq.) of Chapter 5 of Title 18.2;
h. Article 1 (� 18.2-325 et seq.) and Article 1.1:1 (� 18.2-340.15 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 18.2, Chapter 29 (� 59.1-364 et seq.) of Title 59.1 or any other provision prohibiting, limiting, regulating, or otherwise affecting gaming or gambling activity;
i. � 18.2-434, when violations occur before a multi-jurisdiction grand jury;
k. � 18.2-460 for which punishment as a felony is authorized;
l. Article 1.1 (� 18.2-498.1 et seq.) of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2;
m. Article 1 (� 32.1-310 et seq.) of Chapter 9 of Title 32.1;
n. Chapter 4.2 (� 59.1-68.6 et seq.) of Title 59.1;
o. Article 9 (� 3.2-6570 et seq.) of Chapter 65 of Title 3.2;
p. Article 1 (� 18.2-30 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
s. Chapter 6.1 (� 59.1-92.1 et seq.) of Title 59.1;
t. � 18.2-178 where the violation involves insurance fraud;
v. Article 9 (� 18.2-246.1 et seq.) of Chapter 6 of Title 18.2;
w. Article 2 (� 18.2-38 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
x. Malicious felonious assault and malicious bodily wounding under Article 4 (� 18.2-51 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
y. Article 5 (� 18.2-58 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
z. Felonious sexual assault under Article 7 (� 18.2-61 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2;
ab. Chapter 13 (� 18.2-512 et seq.) of Title 18.2;
ad. � 40.1-29; and
ae. Any other provision of law when such condition is discovered in the course of an investigation that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury is otherwise authorized to undertake and to investigate any condition that involves or tends to promote any attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to violate the laws enumerated in this section.
2. To report evidence of any criminal offense enumerated in subdivision 1 and for which a court reporter has recorded all oral testimony as provided by � 19.2-215.9 to the attorney for the Commonwealth or United States attorney of any jurisdiction where such offense could be prosecuted or investigated, or to the chief law-enforcement officer of any jurisdiction where such offense could be prosecuted or investigated, or to a sworn investigator designated pursuant to � 19.2-215.6, or, when appropriate, to the Attorney General.
3. To consider bills of indictment prepared by a special counsel to determine whether there is sufficient probable cause to return each such indictment as a "true bill." Only bills of indictment which allege an offense enumerated in subdivision 1 may be submitted to a multi-jurisdiction grand jury.
4. The provisions of this section shall not abrogate the authority of an attorney for the Commonwealth in a particular jurisdiction to determine the course of a prosecution in that jurisdiction.
|01/20/2020||Senate||Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N)|
|01/07/2020||Senate||Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103696D|
|01/07/2020||Senate||Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary|