Sexual assault evidence; collection and storage. (HB489)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Sexual assault evidence collection and storage. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to establish training standards and a model policy for law-enforcement personnel involved in sexual assault investigations for the collection and storage of evidence, including the collection and storage of evidence from physical evidence recovery kits in restricted reporting sexual assault investigations. The bill also requires the Department of State Police, local law-enforcement agencies and campus police departments to collect and store any evidence obtained in sexual assault investigations, including physical evidence recovery kits in accordance with the model policy developed by the Department. Amends § 9.1-102, § 9.1-1301, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Committee
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102732D
01/08/2016Referred 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:
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB489)
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice