Certificates of analysis and affidavits; State shall notify defendant if used in lieu of testimony. (SB106)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificates of analysis and affidavits.  Clarifies that the provisions requiring notification of defendants by the Commonwealth must be followed only if the certificate or affidavit is to be used in lieu of testimony. The bill also requires the defendant to provide the Commonwealth with a certificate of analysis no later than 14 days before trial if the accused intends to introduce an independent blood analysis, and makes some other changes to legislation enacted during the August 2009 Special Session in response to the United States Supreme Court decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. ___ (June 25, 2009). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102376D
01/06/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2010Committee substitute printed 10104472D-S1
01/25/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB106)
01/27/2010Read second time
01/27/2010Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104472D-S1
01/27/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB106S1
01/28/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB106S1)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/2010Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB106ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB106ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)


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 45 seconds.