Custodial interrogation of a child; failure to comply with section, inadmissibility of statement. (HB266)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custodial interrogation of a child; failure to comply with section; inadmissibility of statement. Provides that if a law-enforcement officer knowingly fails to comply with existing law regarding parental notification and contact prior to a custodial interrogation of a child, any statements made by such child shall be inadmissible in any delinquency proceeding or criminal proceeding against such child, unless the attorney for the Commonwealth proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the statement was made knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101819D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106398D-H1
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106398D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB266H1
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 3-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 3-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB266ER)
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
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 719 (effective 7/1/24)

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