Child abuse; interviews. (HB289)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child abuse; interviews. Requires that interviews of child victims of alleged sexual abuse be conducted as a forensic interview at the local child advocacy center in accordance with the center's protocol, unless a forensic interview is not appropriate based on the child's age and development or the center's protocol. The bill allows such interviews to be conducted at a nearby child advocacy center if no child advocacy center exists in the locality where the alleged abuse occurred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102448D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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