HB1281: Custodial interrogations; inauthentic replica documents prohibited.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1281

Offered January 20, 2022
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 19.2-390.05 of the Code of Virginia, relating to custodial interrogations; inauthentic replica documents prohibited.
Patron-- Glass

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 19.2-390.05 as follows:

§ 19.2-390.05. Use of inauthentic replica documents in custodial interrogations.

A. For the purposes of this section:

"Custodial interrogation" has the same meaning as in § 19.2-390.04.

"Inauthentic replica document" means any document generated by law-enforcement officers or their agents that (i) contains a false statement, signature, seal, letterhead, or contact information or (ii) materially misrepresents any fact.

B. Law-enforcement officers and their agents shall be prohibited from using inauthentic replica documents while conducting a custodial interrogation to secure from any person his cooperation or confession or to secure a conviction.