Physician, licensed, etc.; may perform procedure for physical evidence recovery kit examination. (HB2120)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individual incapable of making an informed decision; procedure for physical evidence recovery kit examination. Provides that a licensed health care provider may perform a physical evidence recovery kit examination for a person who is believed to be the victim of a sexual assault and who is incapable of making an informed decision regarding consent to such examination when there is an immediate need to conduct the examination, no legally authorized representative is available to provide consent, and a capacity reviewer provides written certification that the person is incapable of providing informed consent and that the examination should be performed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102046D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2120)
01/25/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104619D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2120H1)
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104619D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2120H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2013Committee amendments rejected
02/18/2013Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2013Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2120ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2120ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 441 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0441)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.