Custodial interrogations; recording. (SB305)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


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 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 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. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. This bill was incorporated into SB 730. Read the Bill »


02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/05/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100960D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB305)
02/05/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB730-McClellan) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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