Virginia sexual assault forensic examiner coordination program; established, report. (HB475)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia sexual assault forensic examiner coordination program. Establishes the Virginia sexual assault forensic examiner coordination program within the Department of Criminal Justice Services. The bill requires the head of the program to create and coordinate an annual statewide sexual assault forensic nurse examiner training program; coordinate the development and enhancement of sexual assault forensic examiner programs across the Commonwealth; participate in the development of hospital protocols and guidelines for treatment of survivors of sexual assault; coordinate and strengthen communications among sexual assault nurse examiner medical directors, sexual assault response teams, and hospitals for existing and developing sexual assault nurse examiner programs; provide technical assistance for existing and developing sexual assault forensic examiner programs; create and maintain a statewide list, updated biannually, that includes pertinent information regarding sexual assault forensic examiners and nurse examiners; create sexual assault nurse examiner recruitment materials for universities and colleges with nursing programs; and support and coordinate community education and public outreach, when appropriate, relating to sexual assault nurse examiner issues for the Commonwealth. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103317D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/24/2020Referred from Public Safety
01/24/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB475)
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107028D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107028D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB475H1
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB475H1)
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108355D-S1
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108355D-S1
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB475S1
02/19/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB475S1)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108355D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB475ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB475ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 274 (effective - see bill)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0274)