Probation officers; court may order that investigations & reports only contain certain information. (HB438)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases. Allows the court to use a presentence report which contains only the defendant's criminal history, any history of substance abuse, any physical or health-related problems, and any applicable sentencing guideline worksheets. This expedited report shall be subject to all the same procedures as all other sentencing reports and sentencing guidelines worksheets, but shall not be used over the objection of the defendant or the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064291308
01/06/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/03/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 1-N)
02/07/2006Read first time
02/08/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2006Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N)
02/09/2006Communicated to Senate
02/10/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Read third time
02/22/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB438ER)
03/01/2006Signed by Speaker
03/02/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)