Two-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. (SB1257)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)

Progress

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

Description

Two-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. Provides that any testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing, or offered by the accused in any hearing other than a trial, from a person who performed an analysis or examination that resulted in a certificate of analysis may be presented by two-way video conferencing. The bill provides that any decision to purchase a two-way electronic video and audio communication system is at the discretion of the locality. Amends § 19.2-187, § 19.2-187.1, § 19.2-3.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101214D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1257)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1257ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/09/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1257ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 669 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

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



Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): IT'S A DEVELOPMENT THERE ON THE TENNESSEE-VIRGINIA LINE, ONE SIDE OF THE DEVELOPMENT IS A RETAIL LOCATION WITH RESTAURANTS. THE OTHER SIDE WILL BE EXPANDED INTO WITH FIELDS, BASEBALL FIELDS, WITH INDOOR SPORTS ARENAS, AND THE REQUEST WAS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHARGE AN ADMISSIONS TAX SO THAT THE COUNTY CAN BOND THE SERVICES FOR THE ACCESS ROADS THAT GO INTO THIS 250 ACRES THAT ADJOINS THIS DEVELOPMENT ON THE TENNESSEE-VIRGINIA LINE AND I HOPE THE BODY WILL PASS THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU.

[Unknown]: WOULD THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON COUNTY YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): I YIELD.

[Unknown]: HE YIELDS, SENATOR. I'D ASK THE YES, A FEW YEARS AGO I REMEMBER HE BROUGHT A BILL TO LEGALIZE BOXING AND WRESTLING MATCHES DOWN THAT WAY AND WHETHER THERE WOULD BE SUB TO THE ADMISSIONS TAX.