Victims of certain crimes; confidentiality of information. (HB373)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Confidentiality of information about victims of certain crimes. Provides that, in order to ensure the safety of any adult or child victim of a violation of 18.2-48, 18.2-355, 18.5-356, 18.2-357, or 18.2-357.1 and their families, programs and individuals providing services to such victims shall protect the confidentiality and privacy of persons receiving services by limiting the disclosure of information about such victims. Read the Bill »


04/01/2016: signed by governor


01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101253D
01/06/2016Referred 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 reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016Subcommittee 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 16104597D-H1
02/03/2016Incorporates HB554
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB373H1)
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104597D-H1
02/08/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB373H1
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
02/29/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Read third time
03/02/2016Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2016Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2016Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Placed on Calendar
03/04/2016Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
03/04/2016VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2016House acceded to request
03/09/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2016Delegates: Yancey, Bell, R.B., Watts
03/10/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2016Senators: DeSteph, Reeves, Deeds
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2016Conference substitute printed 16106216D-H2
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB373ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB373ER)
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB554.