Discovery in criminal cases; copies of discovery for the accused, copies may be electronic, etc. (SB138)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Discovery in criminal cases; copies of discovery for the accused. Provides that for any discovery materials or evidence that the accused is permitted to inspect and review, the accused may request the Commonwealth to copy or photograph such discovery materials or evidence, and the Commonwealth shall provide such copies or photographs, electronically or otherwise, to the accused or his counsel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100389D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB138E
02/04/2022Printed as engrossed 22100389D-E
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB138E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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