Rules of Evidence; adoption of amendments or additions of Rules by Supreme Court of Virginia, etc. (HB101)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rules of Evidence; adoption.  Provides that the Rules of Evidence (available here) that have been prepared and adopted by the Supreme Court of Virginia and approved by the Virginia Code Commission shall take effect on July 1, 2012. The bill also repeals current evidentiary provisions in the Code of Virginia that are included in the Rules of Evidence. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100276D
12/29/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/24/2012Assigned Courts sub: #6 Evidence
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12105205D-H1
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105205D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB101H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105688D-S1
02/28/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/29/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105688D-S1
02/29/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB101S1
02/29/2012Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Placed on Calendar
03/02/2012Senate substitute rejected by House 12105688D-S1 (2-Y 93-N)
03/02/2012VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2012House acceded to request
03/07/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2012Delegates: Loupassi, Albo, Toscano
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: McDougle, Obenshain, Stuart
03/09/2012Conference report rejected by Senate (11-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Senate requested second conference committee (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2012Senators: McDougle, Obenshain, Edwards
03/09/2012House acceded to request for second conference committee
03/09/2012Second conferees appointed by House
03/09/2012Delegates: Loupassi, Albo, Toscano
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 4-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106152D-H2
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB101ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
03/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB101ER)
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0688)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 35 minutes.