Support person for minor victim; presence in courtroom. (HB2454)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Support person for minor victim; presence in courtroom. Requires a court to permit an adult chosen by a minor victim in a criminal case to be present in the courtroom during any proceedings in addition to or in lieu of the minor's parent or guardian. Under current law, a court has discretionary authority to permit such person to be present during any proceedings. Amends § 19.2-265.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101315D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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