Medical examiner reports; admissibility of contents in any preliminary hearing. (HB1850)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical examiner reports; admissibility. Provides that any statement of fact or opinion in a medical examiner's report concerning the physical or medical cause of death is admissible as evidence of the cause of death as long as it does not allege any conduct by the accused. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091513600
01/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1850)
01/19/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/21/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read first time
01/26/2009Read second time
01/26/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1850E
01/26/2009Engrossment reconsidered by House
01/26/2009Committee amendments reconsidered
01/26/2009Passed by for the day
01/27/2009Read second time
01/27/2009Committee amendment #1 rejected
01/27/2009Committee amendment #2 agreed to
01/27/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1850E
01/27/2009Printed as engrossed 091513600-E
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1850E)
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House (93-Y 5-N)
01/28/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read third time
02/18/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1850ER)
02/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1850ER)
02/24/2009Signed by Speaker
02/25/2009Signed by President
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 640 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0640)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.