Abuse or neglect proceedings; videotaped statement. (HB953)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abuse or neglect proceedings; videotaped statement. Allows a videotaped statement of an alleged victim to be admissible into evidence in a criminal proceeding for child abuse or neglect if the child is 12 years of age or younger at the time the statement is offered and a number of other conditions are met, including having the alleged victim testify prior to entry of the statement and having all persons present at the time the statement was taken available to testify or be cross-examined at the proceeding where the recording is offered. The proponent of the videotaped statement must give the adverse party 10 days notice prior to the proceeding of his intent to offer the statement as evidence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080246806
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080288560-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080288560-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB953H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 1-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
02/28/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 081577560-S1
12/05/2008Left in Courts of Justice