Juror information; court may in criminal trial issue an order regulating disclosure thereof. (HB181)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juror information confidential. Provides that a court may in a criminal trial, upon the motion of either party or its own motion, and for good cause shown, issue a protective order regulating the disclosure of personal information of a juror to any person other than the counsel for either party. Good cause shown includes, but is not limited to, a likelihood of bribery, tampering, or physical injury to or harassment of a juror. "Personal information" is defined as any information collected by the court, clerk, or jury commissioner including, but not limited to, a juror's name, age, occupation, home and business addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and any other identifying information that would assist another in locating or contacting the juror. The bill also directs the Supreme Court to prescribe and publish rules that provide for the protection of a juror's personal information. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080223616
12/26/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB181E
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 080223616-E
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
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB181ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 538 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)