Closed preliminary hearings; child pornography, etc., case. (HB1364)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Closed preliminary hearings. Adds child pornography offenses, use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children, and unlawful filming to the list of sex offenses where, during a preliminary hearing for such an offense, a court may exclude all persons from the courtroom except those who would be supportive of the complaining witness or the accused and would not impair the conduct of a fair hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104311D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)