Search warrants; allows an affidavit to be delivered by facsimile after it is certified. (SB229)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Search warrants; affidavits, etc. Allows an affidavit in support of a search warrant to be delivered by facsimile after it is certified and provides that the certifying officer's designee or agent may deliver the affidavit. The bill adds a requirement that a copy of the affidavit be delivered to the clerk of the circuit court in the county or city where the warrant is issued if different than the county or city where the search is to be made. The inventory of seized property will go to the circuit court of the county or city where the search was conducted. The bill specifies that the officer or his designee or agent may deliver the warrant, inventory, and accompanying affidavit in person, by certified mail or by facsimile. Amends § 19.2-54, § 19.2-57, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084618272
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/16/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Read second time
01/21/2008Reading of amendment waived
01/21/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB229E
01/21/2008Printed as engrossed 084618272-E
01/22/2008Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/15/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Enrolled
02/21/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB229ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 146 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 147(effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 147 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB941.

Comments

Doug Smith writes:

reported with technical amendment