Convicts as witnesses; limitation on impeachment evidence. (HB156)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Convicts as witnesses; limitation on impeachment evidence. Limits the introduction as impeachment evidence the fact that a witness has been convicted of a crime if more than 10 years have passed from the date of the conviction or the person's release from incarceration, whichever is later, unless (i) the probative value of the evidence of such conviction substantially outweighs its prejudicial effect and (ii) the party seeking to introduce the fact of the conviction into evidence provides reasonable written notice of the intent to introduce evidence of such conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102282D
12/20/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice