Body-worn camera; release of recordings, penalty. (SB1052)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


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 »


01/14/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100402D
12/03/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1033-Stanley) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)