Polygraphs & other detection devices; Director of DPOR to approve use to detect deception or truth. (HB476)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of polygraphs and other detection devices.  Authorizes the Director of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to approve the use of mechanical devices used to detect deception or verify truthfulness other than polygraphs. The use of such devices would be regulated, and operators of such devices would be required to be licensed just as polygraph examiners are currently licensed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100365D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2010Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB476)
03/03/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Passed by for the day
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Read third time
03/11/2010Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Passed by temporarily
03/11/2010Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB476ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB476ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.