Witnesses; right to nondisclosure of certain information. (SB640)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Witness's right to nondisclosure of certain information. Adds witnesses in criminal prosecutions of manufacturing, selling, giving, etc., a controlled substance and of violent felonies to the list of those witnesses who may request to have their addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment withheld from disclosure. The bill also prohibits an attorney who issues a summons for a witness in a criminal case from filing the names and addresses of witnesses who are protected from disclosure of such information with the clerk of the court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101674D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014Read second time
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Passed House (92-Y 2-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB640ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 744 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0744)


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 1 minute.