Child abuse or neglect; civil proceedings, testimony of children. (SB89)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil proceedings involving child abuse or neglect; testimony of children. Adds proceedings involving family abuse protective orders to the list of civil proceedings involving alleged abuse and neglect of a child for which a court may order that the testimony of certain child victims or witnesses be taken outside the courtroom via two-way closed-circuit television. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100993D
12/11/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB89)
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB89ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB89ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0564)