Juvenile law-enforcement records; inspection of records. (SB149)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


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 HB 731. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103601D
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Read second time
02/24/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Amendment by Delegate Bell agreed to
02/24/2022Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2022Passed House with amendment (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB149ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB731.


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

Duplicate of HB731 - 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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