Defense counsel; provides certificate of analysis at no charge. (HB987)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Providing certificate of analysis to defense counsel. Removes the requirement that any certificate of analysis prepared by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services or the Department of Forensic Science or authorized by either of them be provided to defense counsel at least seven days before a criminal trial in which the certificate is to be used as evidence. The bill also provides that a copy of the certificate shall be made available by the clerk, at the office of the clerk, to the defendant or counsel of record for the defendant upon request, at no charge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061681502
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB987)
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
01/30/2006Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1469-Griffith)