Child abuse or neglect; out-of-court and recorded statements made by a child. (HB1622)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

Progress

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Became Law

Description

Out-of-court and recorded statements made by a child; abuse or neglect of a child. Provides that, in any civil proceeding involving the alleged abuse or neglect of a child, an out-of-court statement made by a child 13 years of age or under at the time the statement is offered into evidence describing sexual acts with or on the child by another may be admissible. The bill further provides that in any such civil proceeding, a recorded statement of the alleged victim of the abuse or neglect, made prior to the proceeding, may be admissible if the alleged victim is 13 years of age or younger at the time the statement is offered into evidence. Under current law, such out-of-court and recorded statements may be admissible when the child is 12 years of age or younger. Amends § 63.2-1522, § 63.2-1523, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

10/10/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
10/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100479D
10/10/2018Committee
10/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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