Ministers; communications between persons they counsel or advise. (HB906)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Communications between ministers of religion and persons they counsel or advise. Provides that the testimony of a minister of religion that would disclose information communicated to the minister of religion confidentially by a person who sought spiritual counsel or advice from the minister of religion shall not be permitted in a civil action over the objection of the person. The bill extends the "priest-penitent" privilege to individuals who seek spiritual counsel or advice from a minister of religion. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100549D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)