Preliminary hearing; admissibility of certificates of analysis at hearing and trial. (HB500)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Admissibility of certificates of analysis at preliminary hearing; at trial.  Provides that at any preliminary hearing, certificates of analysis and reports prepared by lab analysts, etc., shall be admissible without the testimony of the person preparing such certificate or report. The bill also provides that when such an analyst appears in court on the day of trial to testify, the certificate of analysis shall be admissible (over procedural objection). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101779D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10104401D-H1
02/12/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104401D-H1
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB500H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/25/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB500H1)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105487D-S1
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB500S1)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105487D-S1
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB500S1
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105487D-S1 (95-Y 1-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB500ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB500ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 555 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0555)


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 4 minutes.