Decibel level of sound; authorizes a law-enforcement officer to use certain equipment to determine. (HB563)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Equipment used to determine the decibel level of sound.  Authorizes a law-enforcement officer to use certain equipment to determine the decibel level of sound, including noise. The results of such determinations shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of the decibel level of the sound in any court or legal proceeding where the decibel level of the sound is at issue. The bill also provides that in any court or legal proceeding in which any question arises about the calibration or accuracy of such equipment used to determine the decibel level of sound, a certificate, or a true copy thereof, showing the calibration or testing for accuracy of the equipment, and when and by whom the calibration or test was made, shall be admissible as evidence of the facts therein stated. Amends § 19.2-270.7, § 2.2-1112, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Committee
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103337D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/22/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Read first time
01/27/2010Read second time
01/27/2010Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB563E
01/27/2010Printed as engrossed 10103337D-E
01/28/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/25/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/2010Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Placed on Calendar
03/10/2010Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Enrolled
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB563E)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB563ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB563ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)

Video

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 35 seconds.