Custodial interrogations; audiovisual recording. (HB1023)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custodial interrogations; recording. Provides that any law-enforcement officer shall, if practicable, make an audiovisual recording of the entirety of any custodial interrogation of a person conducted in a place of detention. The bill provides that if an audiovisual recording is unable to be made, the law-enforcement officer shall make an audio recording of the entirety of the custodial interrogation. The bill provides that the failure of a law-enforcement officer to make such a recording shall not affect the admissibility of the statements made during the custodial interrogation, but the court or jury may consider such failure in determining the weight given to such evidence. As introduced, the bill was a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101713D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1023E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20101713D-E
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1023E)
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108202D-S1
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1023S1)
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1023S1)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108202D-S1
02/21/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1023S1
02/21/2020Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 20108202D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/28/2020House acceded to request
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2020Delegates: Adams, L.R., Watts, Carroll Foy
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2020Senators: McClellan, Morrissey, McDougle
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109985D-H1
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1023ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1023ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1126 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1126)