Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate device. (HB1613)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; regulation of polygraph examiners. Provides that no person, other than a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer, shall operate any instrument or device to detect deception or verify the truth of statements that does not meet the minimum instrumentation requirements set forth in 54.1-1805 or use any title or make any representation tending to indicate that he is qualified to detect deception or verify the truth of statements through the use of such instrument or device. The bill specifies the conditions under which law-enforcement officers may use other types of polygraph instruments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/14/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091401796
11/14/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/22/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1613)
01/27/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/30/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 096014796-H1
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096014796-H1
02/03/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1613H1
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1613H1)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1613ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1613ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/26/2009Governor's substitute printed 092449802-H2
02/26/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/27/2009Governor's substitute printed 092449802-H2
02/27/2009Passed by temporarily
02/27/2009Passed by for the day
02/27/2009Motion to reconsider pass by for the day agreed to
02/27/2009Pending question, not ordered
02/27/2009Pending question ordered
02/27/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation (46-Y 50-N)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (46-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Communicated to Governor
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.