VA SB1033 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on October 30 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-31 - Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Body-worn camera; release of recordings; penalty. Provides a procedure for a defendant to request the inspection and the copying or photographing of any body-worn camera recordings that are within the possession, custody, or control of the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the Commonwealth may designate any body-worn camera recording subject to disclosure as Counsel Only Material and that any unlawful reproduction or dissemination of such designated recordings is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides a retention schedule for such recordings and provides that such recordings shall not be considered a public record for the purpose of the Virginia Public Records Act (§42.1-76 et seq.). The bill requires all such requests for body-worn camera recordings to comply with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§2.2-3700 et seq.).

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Body-worn camera; release of recordings, penalty.


Roll Calls

2019-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (Y: 16 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (Y: 9 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-31SenatePassed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)
2019-01-23SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-23SenateIncorporates SB1052 (Chase)
2019-01-23SenateCommittee substitute printed 19104627D-S1
2019-01-23SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N)
2018-10-30SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-10-30SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100220D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192265.7(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments