Wiretap devices; supervision and control by sheriff or chief of police. (HB1455)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)

Progress

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

Description

Supervision and control of wiretap devices.  Specifies that wiretap devices in the possession of any sheriff's office or police department shall be under the control and supervision of the sheriff or chief of police and not under his direct control. Amends § 19.2-63.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
11/22/2010Committee
11/22/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100298D
11/22/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/12/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1455E
01/24/2011Printed as engrossed 11100298D-E
01/25/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2011Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Enrolled
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1455ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 193 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0193)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Comments

stephen writes:

Why would it not be under his or hers direct control, unless the sheriff is trying to cover his or her back, should the cops get caught miss useing it.