Magistrates; complaint made by complainant, the written complaint shall be returned to complainant. (HB1275)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Copies of statements to law-enforcement officers or magistrates. Provides that any person who provides a written statement or who makes an oral statement that is reduced to writing and signed by such person to any law-enforcement officer or magistrate shall, upon request, be given a copy of the statement no later than three business days from the date of such request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104050D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16105092D-H1
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105092D-H1
02/08/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1275H1
02/09/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1275ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 204 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)