Jurors; confidentiality of name and home address. (HB1546)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juror information; confidentiality. Provides that the personal information of a juror impaneled in a criminal case shall be released only to the counsel of record in the case. The bill also provides that the court may, upon the motion of either party or its own motion, and for good cause shown, authorize the disclosure of such personal information subject to any restrictions imposed by the court on further dissemination of such personal information. Under current law, the court may order that disclosure of such juror's personal information be regulated upon a showing of good cause, which includes a likelihood of bribery, tampering, or physical injury to or harassment of a juror if his personal information is disclosed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102066D
12/29/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Committee substitute printed 17105151D-H1
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105151D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1546H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Reconsidered by Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendments agreed to by House (91-Y 6-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1546ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 753 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0753)