Polygraph; no sexual offense victim shall be requested to submit for investigation to proceed. (HB1043)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of polygraph on sex offense victims. Provides that no complaining witness of any alleged offense involving criminal sexual activity shall be requested to submit to a polygraph examination as a condition of proceeding with an investigation of the offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086518824
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080341784-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080341784-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1043H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1043H1)
02/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Committee substitute printed 080895784-S1
02/26/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080895784-S1
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1043S1
02/27/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 080895784-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1043ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1043ER)
03/10/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 512 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0512)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB164 and HB1488.