Child victims and witnesses; testimony, using two-way closed-circuit television. (HB2464)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Testimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television; commercial sex trafficking and prostitution offenses. Allows a court to order, upon application by the attorney for the Commonwealth or the defendant, that the testimony of a child victim of an offense of commercial sex trafficking or prostitution, if such child is 14 years of age or younger at the time of the offense and 16 years of age or younger at the time of the trial, be taken by two-way closed-circuit television. The bill allows the same for child witnesses of such offenses who are 14 years of age or younger at the time of the trial. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Amends § 18.2-67.9, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103168D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

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