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 provides that the program shall 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, including local sexual assault forensic examiner training; create, maintain and share 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 bill includes reporting requirements for the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: passed committee


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)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108355D-S1

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