Witnesses; civil immunity for those in criminal case. (HB1559)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil immunity; witnesses in a criminal case. Provides that no person shall be liable in a civil action for any misidentification of a person made in the course of a criminal investigation of an alleged criminal sexual assault in violation as long as the misidentification was made with the good faith belief in its veracity and authenticity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 062460232
01/20/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2006Committee substitute printed 062877232-H1
02/07/2006Read first time
02/08/2006Passed by for the day
02/09/2006Passed by for the day
02/10/2006Passed by for the day
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute rejected 062877232-H1
02/13/2006Floor substitute printed 062889232-H2 (Bell)
02/13/2006Substitute by Delegate Bell agreed to 062889232-H2
02/13/2006Engrossment refused by House (42-Y 54-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: ENGROSSMENT REFUSED (42-Y 54-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2006Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/13/2006Amendment by Delegate Bell agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1559EH2
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 062889232-EH2
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (83-Y 17-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Lloyd Snook writes:

It's not really necessary, but there is no real harm in making it clear, either.