Administrative subpoena; issued for records of electronic communication service, etc. (HB2953)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administrative subpoena; electronic communication service and remote computing service providers. Provides that attorneys for the Commonwealth and law-enforcement officers have the authority to issue administrative subpoenas to obtain records and information from electronic communication service and remote computing service providers. This bill also provides that search warrants may be issued to obtain records and information from service providers located in and outside the Commonwealth and that warrants issued by other states for providers whose principal place of business is in the Commonwealth will be enforced in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073288105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077848232-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077848232-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2953H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 070588820-S1
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070588820-S1
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2953S1
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2953ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 814 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1357.