Psychological tests; court may, upon motion, seal test received in evidence. (SB1089)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sealing psychological tests received into evidence Provides that a court may, upon motion, seal a psychological test or other assessment device received into evidence if the moving party establishes that (i) the value of the psychological test or assessment device depends in whole or in part on the subject lacking knowledge of the testing or assessment process and (ii) public access to such test or assessment device would compromise the objectivity, fairness, or integrity of the testing or assessment process. Such motion may be brought by either a party to the proceeding or a psychologist who used, administered, or prepared the test or assessment device and who was called to testify in the proceeding. Amends § 19.2-267, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100859D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)