Juvenile defendants; electronic recording of interrogations. (HB606)

Introduced By

Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081040496
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB606)
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice