DUI breath test certificates; notice is to be provided to clerk of court under certain time frame. (HB1591)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Melendez-Diaz notice of breath test certificates.  Provides that, for purposes of compliance with notice to defendants of their right to confrontation of witnesses who perform chemical, etc., analyses of evidence to be offered at trial, in the case of DUI breath test certificates, the notice is to be provided to the clerk of court no later than three business days following the day that the certificate and notice are provided to the accused. Current law requires that such notice be provided to the clerk and defendant on the same day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102815D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/19/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1591)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1591ER)
02/22/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1591ER)
02/22/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 32 (effective 7/1/11)
03/10/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0032)


Rod I., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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