Discovery; electronic means. (HB1515)

Introduced By

Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Will Davis (R-Rocky Mount), and Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Discovery; electronic means; report. Requires all attorneys for the Commonwealth to provide discovery materials for all courts to counsel of record for the accused by electronic means unless such material is prohibited from being distributed by law or impossible to provide by electronic means. The bill directs the Supreme Court of Virginia to promulgate rules to implement this provision by July 1, 2026. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2027. The bill also requires the Executive Secretary of the Compensation Board, or a designee, to convene a work group to determine the costs associated with any changes in operations and technology infrastructure necessary to implement the provisions of the bill. The bill requires the Executive Secretary of the Compensation Board to provide an interim report to the General Assembly by November 30, 2024, and a final report to the General Assembly by August 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105354D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24107038D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107038D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1515H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (61-Y 35-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (61-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (10-Y 4-N)
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2024Passed Senate with amendments (23-Y 17-N)
03/06/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (65-Y 34-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 34-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1515ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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