Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate device. (SB1374)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091421320
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1374)
01/28/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 4-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Floor substitute printed 096015320-S1 (Ruff)
02/02/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2009Substitute by Senator Ruff agreed to 096015320-S1
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1374S1
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Placed on Calendar
02/12/2009Read first time
02/12/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/20/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1374ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1374ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate sustained Governor's veto


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 1 minute.