Victims of crime; testimony using two-way closed-circuit television for certain offenses. (HB657)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Testimony using two-way closed-circuit television; certain offenses. Permits a victim of kidnapping, criminal sexual assault, or family offenses to testify via two-way closed-circuit television if the court finds that the victim is unable to testify in open court because he will suffer severe emotional trauma. Currently, only child victims who are under 16 years old at the time of trial and who were under 14 years old at the time of the offense and child witnesses who are under 14 years old at the time of trial may testify in this manner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100841D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 4-N)
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice