Two-way video testimony; reports by Chief Medical Examiner. (HB634)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Two-way video testimony; reports by Chief Medical Examiner. 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 the Chief Medical Examiner, his assistants, or medical examiners who performed a medicolegal investigation of death or postmortem examination 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101592D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB634)
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
02/19/2018Committee amendments
02/19/2018Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)