Sexual assault; Dept. of State Police, etc. establish policies for responding to crimes involving. (HB1395)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Policies for responding to crimes involving sexual assault. Requires that the Department of State Police and local law-enforcement agencies establish written policies and procedures regarding response to incidents involving sexual assault. The Department of Criminal Justice Services is directed to provide law-enforcement agencies with technical support and assistance in developing the policies and procedures. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Presented and ordered printed 085969432
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/16/2008Impact statement from DHCD (HB1395)
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1395)
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 080530432-H1
02/05/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/08/2008Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080530432-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1395H1
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
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1395H1)
02/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Committee substitute printed 080901432-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 080901432-S1
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1395S1
02/27/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 080901432-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1395ER)
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1395ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/08)
03/18/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0600)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB786.