VA HB794 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 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 (Prefiled) [HTML]


Criminal proceedings; evidence of defendant's mental condition. Repeals provisions permitting the admission of evidence by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including expert testimony, if such evidence is relevant, is not evidence concerning an ultimate issue of fact, and (i) tends to show the defendant did or did not have the intent required for the offense charged and (ii) is otherwise admissible pursuant to the general rules of evidence. The bill also removes provisions permitting a court to issue an emergency custody order in cases where such evidence was admitted and repeals provisions requiring the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to collect data regarding the cases that use such evidence.

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Criminal proceedings; evidence of defendant's mental condition.



2022-02-15HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2022-01-11HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2022-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102321D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192271.6(n/a)See Bill Text
372808(n/a)See Bill Text

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