VA HB1209 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-02-15 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Prohibition on use of show-up identification by law-enforcement officers. Prohibits the use of a show-up identification by any law-enforcement officer. The bill defines a "show-up identification" as an identification procedure in which an eyewitness is presented with a single suspect or single photograph of a suspect for the purpose of determining whether the eyewitness identifies such suspect as the perpetrator. The bill provides that no evidence discovered or obtained as the result of a show-up identification shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding. The bill also requires the written policy and procedures for conducting in-person and photographic lineups established by Department of State Police and each local police department and sheriff's office to include a prohibition on the use of a show-up identification.

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Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on use of show-up identification.


Roll Calls

2022-01-31 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2022-02-15HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2022-01-31HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
2022-01-29HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2022-01-18HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2022-01-18HousePresented and ordered printed 22103570D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192390.02(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments