Virginia sexual assault forensic examiner coordination program; established, report. (SB373)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


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; coordinate 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 »


02/19/2020: Passed the House


01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102150D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB373)
01/29/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20107105D-S1
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB373S1)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107105D-S1
02/07/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB373ES1
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20107105D-ES1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB373ES1)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2020Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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