Competency and sanity evaluations; capital murder, audiovisual recording. (HB194)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Competency and sanity evaluations; capital murder; audiovisual recording. Requires any evaluator evaluating a defendant's competency to stand trial or sanity to make an audiovisual recording of any interview conducted with a defendant charged with capital murder. The bill provides further that the recording shall be confidential and made available only to any other evaluator appointed by a court or obtained by a defendant for the purposes of evaluating the defendant's competency or sanity. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/27/2015Committee
12/27/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100599D
12/27/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/18/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice