Custodial interrogations; audiovisual recording by law enforcement. (HB1943)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording custodial interrogations. Provides that any law-enforcement officer shall, if practicable, make an audiovisual recording of any custodial interrogation of a person conducted in a place of detention. The bill provides that the failure to make such a recording does not affect the admissibility of statements made during the custodial interrogation, but the court shall consider or shall instruct the jury to consider such failure in determining the weight given to such evidence. The bill also requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish, publish, and disseminate a model policy or guideline for law-enforcement personnel for the recording of custodial interrogations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103494D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1943)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice