Physical evidence recovery kit; victim's right to notification of scientific analysis information. (SB1501)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victim's right to notification of scientific analysis information. Provides that for any physical evidence recovery kit that was received by a law-enforcement agency prior to July 1, 2016, and submitted for analysis, the victim, a parent or guardian of a minor victim, or the next of kin of a deceased victim shall receive information regarding the results of any analysis. The bill provides that law enforcement shall not be required to disclose the results of any analysis to an alleged perpetrator. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103992D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Impact statement from DHCD (SB1501)
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1501)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB1501)
02/01/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1501E
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17103992D-E
02/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1501E)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2017Passed House with amendment (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1501ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1501ER)
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 672 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0672)