911 emergency service calls; recordings shall be deemed authentic if with certain information. (HB1248)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recordings and records; 911 emergency service calls; admissibility. Provides that in any civil or criminal proceeding, recordings and records of any 911 emergency service calls shall be admissible in evidence provided such recordings and records, or copies, are authenticated by the custodian thereof or by the person to whom the custodian reports. The bill also provides that a certificate signed by such person that includes the date and time of the incoming call and the incoming phone number associated with the call shall serve as valid authentication. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101811D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/21/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104681D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104681D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1248H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1248H1)
02/24/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14105269D-S1
02/25/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105269D-S1
02/26/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1248S1
02/26/2014Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105269D-S1 (95-Y 2-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1248ER)
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1248ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 353 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.