Confidentiality of information about victims of certain crimes. (SB253)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 56-265.1, § 56-46.1, § 56-576, § 56-577, § 56-594, § 67-102, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/26/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101981D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102373D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/07/2016Introduced bill reprinted 16102373D
01/29/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Committee substitute printed 16104945D-S1
01/29/2016Incorporates SB771
02/01/2016Incorporates SB771
02/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Read second time
02/02/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104945D-S1
02/02/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB253S1
02/03/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB253S1)
02/18/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/18/2016Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Committee substitute printed 16105702D-H1
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105702D-H1
02/26/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB253H1
02/26/2016Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016House insisted on substitute
03/02/2016House requested conference committee
03/03/2016Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2016Senators: DeSteph, McDougle, Chafin
03/04/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2016Delegates: Yancey, Bell, R.B., Watts
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2016Conference substitute printed 16106176D-S2
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/10/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Passed by temporarily
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR DeSTEPH. MR. PRESIDENT, SENATE BILL 253 DEALS WITH CONFIDENTIALITY OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING, DATING VIOLENT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL STAULT AND STALKING. THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE RUINS THE BILL, SO WITH THAT, I RECOMMEND WE REJECT THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT IT BE REJECTED, THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES ZERO, NOS 39. AYES ZERO, NOS 39. THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE IS REJECTED. SENATE BILL 339 PASSED HOUSE WITH AEMS. SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, SENATOR REED.
INSISTS ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND REQUESTS A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR DeSTEPH. MR. PRESIDENT, I ACCEDE TO THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE ACCEDE TO THE REQUEST FOR A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0, THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. CONFEREES ON THE PART OF THE SENATE ON SENATE BILL 253 AS NAMED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES, SENATOR REEVES,


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 93, NOES, ZERO. THE CONFERENCE REPORT IS ADOPTED. TURNING AHEAD TO PAGE 16 OF THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR, PAGE 16 HAS BEEN RECEIVE THE ERROR SENATE BILL 329. BILL TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF