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April 2008 Opinions
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08-022 The Honorable Katherine K. Hanley
Secretary of the Commonwealth

No authority under Act for Secretary of the Commonwealth to prescribe equipment or technological requirements for electronic notaries public, to prescribe standards beyond that imposed by general law for third-party providers of electronic notary devices or technology, or to promulgate rules or regulations.

08-014 Judith Dockery, Esquire
Special Justice,City of Virginia Beach

Concurrent jurisdiction for special justices serving cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach to conduct hearings under § 37.2‑820 for persons detained in Virginia Beach for whom subject matter and in personam jurisdiction have been obtained by Norfolk special justices from temporary detention order issued under § 37.2‑809. Jurisdiction for special justices serving Virginia Beach to conduct commitment hearings for all persons located in Virginia Beach, including persons detained in Virginia Beach under temporary detention order issued in another jurisdiction.