Involuntary intoxication offense; notice by defendant to State of intention to present evidence. (HB1517)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notice of intent to use involuntary intoxication offense. Provides that in any case in which a person charged with a felony intends (i) to put in issue his involuntary intoxication at the time of the offense charged and (ii) to present testimony of an expert to support his claim on this issue at his trial, he or his counsel shall give notice in writing to the attorney for the Commonwealth, at least 60 days prior to his trial, of his intention to present such evidence. The bill also provides for the court to appoint an expert for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


02/11/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100663D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/09/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)


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 35 seconds.