Electronic communications; disclosure, verification and admissibility of contents. (HB704)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic communications; contents; admissibility. Allows the provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service to verify the authenticity of contents of electronic communications by providing an affidavit from the custodian of the written records and reports (or the person to whom the custodian reports) certifying that they are true and complete and prepared in the regular course of business. The bill would allow the contents of electronic communications to be admissible in evidence as a business record exception to the hearsay rule. Under current law, the contents of the electronic communications are excluded from this process. Amends § 19.2-70.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102710D
01/11/2016Referred 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:
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB924.