Body-worn camera; release of recordings, penalty. (SB1033)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Body-worn camera; release of recordings; penalty. Provides a procedure for a defendant to request the inspection and the copying or photographing of any body-worn camera recordings that are within the possession, custody, or control of the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the Commonwealth may designate any body-worn camera recording subject to disclosure as Counsel Only Material and that any unlawful reproduction or dissemination of such designated recordings is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides a retention schedule for such recordings and provides that such recordings shall not be considered a public record for the purpose of the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.). The bill requires all such requests for body-worn camera recordings to comply with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100220D
10/30/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1033)
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19104627D-S1
01/23/2019Incorporates SB1052 (Chase)
01/23/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1033S1)
01/31/2019Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)