Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication. (HB1513)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication. Requires any court to use two-way electronic video and audio communication, if available, in any pre-trial proceeding to determine bail or representation by counsel that would otherwise require the transportation of a person in order to appear in person before the court. Under current law, only district courts are required to use such communication to conduct these pre-trial proceedings and only if the person would have to be transported from outside the jurisdiction of the court conducting the proceeding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102191D
12/21/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/16/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (11-Y 0-N)
01/16/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Committee substitute printed 17104309D-H1
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Passed by for the day
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1513H1)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/26/2017Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice