Interrogations of juveniles; statements thereby to be electronically recorded. (HB1693)

Introduced By

Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), and Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording of interrogations of juveniles. Requires that statements made by a juvenile criminal defendant accused of committing a violent juvenile felony are to be electronically recorded and that failure to record such statements shall be a factor to be considered by the court re admissibility. Amends § 16.1-228, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 11/30/2006 Committee
  • 11/30/2006 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073015301
  • 11/30/2006 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/11/2007 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
  • 01/17/2007 Impact statement from DPB (HB1693)
  • 02/06/2007 Left in Courts of Justice