In camera interviews of child; court's discretion to conduct recording or transcript. (SB1344)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

In camera interviews of child; court's discretion to conduct recording or transcript. Provides that the court has the discretion to conduct an in camera interview of a child whose custody or visitation is at issue. The bill requires that any recording or transcript of such interview be prepared and made available to the parties. Current law requires that, when such an interview is conducted, a record shall be prepared. Amends § 20-124.2:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101653D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17105090D-S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105090D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1344S1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 997, A BILL RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, STUDENT DISCIPLINE, STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE THREE. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT SENATE BILL 997 PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): MR. PRESIDENT, I'M JUST TOLD FROM SOMEONE OVER HERE THAT PERHAPS MY SPEECH ON THE LAST BILL WAS LONGER THAN A LONG-TERM SUSPENSION. [ LAUGHTER ] SOMEONE JUST SAID MORE PAINFUL. MR. PRESIDENT, I'LL BE AS BRIEF AS I POSSIBLY KRK BUT THESE BILLS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO TRY TO SAVE OUR CHILDREN. LIKE I TOLD YOU, OVER 16,000 STUDENTS LAST YEAR IN PUBLIC SCHOOL WERE SUSPENDED IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THE THIRD GRADE. AND QUITE FRANKLY, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FORMATIVE YEARS, THEY REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THEIR BEHAVIOR WHEN WE COULD BE CORRECTING THAT BEHAVIOR AND I THINK WE NEED TO ADDRESS THAT NEXT YEAR, BUT WHAT THIS BASICALLY DOES IS SAY THAT IF YOU'RE IN PRE-K TO THIRD GRADE, THE LONGEST SUSPENSION THAT YOU CAN INCUR, UNLESS IT'S CRIMINAL ACT THAT'S DEFINED IN THE CODE, IS NO MORE THAN TEN DAYS. AND BASED ON THAT, WHAT WE'RE HELPING THEM TO DO IS LEARN THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS, NOT GET SO FAR BEHIND THAT THEY CANNOT MAKE UP FOR WHAT THEY HAVE LOST, AND ALSO AS YOU SAW, THOSE STATISTICS FOR THOSE CHILDREN THAT ARE BEING SUSPENDED WHO LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL, MR. PRESIDENT, THEY COULD BE MISSING A BREAKFAST OR LUNCH DURING THAT SUSPENSION OR HOME ALONE.