Juvenile law-enforcement records; inspection of records. (HB731)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile law-enforcement records; inspection. Provides that a juvenile, the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the juvenile, and counsel for the juvenile may inspect a law-enforcement record concerning such juvenile if (i) no other law or rule of the Supreme Court of Virginia requires or allows withholding of the record; (ii) the parent, guardian, or other custodian requesting the record is not a suspect, offender, or person of interest in the record; and (iii) any identifying information of any other involved juveniles is redacted. This bill is identical to SB 149. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103598D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB731)
02/03/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/23/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2022Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB731ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB731ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 455 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0455)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB149.


MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Duplicate of SB149 - Amends 16.1-301 to allow certain parties to obtain juvenile law enforcement records without requiring a court order. Current law requires parents and guardians to obtain a court order directing the release of this information.

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