Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on use of show-up identification. (HB1209)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibition on use of show-up identification by law-enforcement officers. Prohibits the use of a show-up identification by any law-enforcement officer. The bill defines a "show-up identification" as an identification procedure in which an eyewitness is presented with a single suspect or single photograph of a suspect for the purpose of determining whether the eyewitness identifies such suspect as the perpetrator. The bill provides that no evidence discovered or obtained as the result of a show-up identification shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding. The bill also requires the written policy and procedures for conducting in-person and photographic lineups established by Department of State Police and each local police department and sheriff's office to include a prohibition on the use of a show-up identification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103570D
01/18/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1209)
01/29/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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