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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

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)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Enrolled
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2464ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
02/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 146 (effective 7/1/19)
02/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0146)

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