VA SB989 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on April 12 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Crime victim rights; notification from the attorney for the Commonwealth. Requires an attorney for the Commonwealth to consult with a crime victim in a felony case to (i) inform the victim of the contents of a proposed plea agreement and (ii) obtain the victim's views about the disposition of the case. The bill provides that the victim shall be notified of any proceeding in which the plea agreement will be tendered to the court. The bill also provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth may satisfy his notification responsibilities by consulting with a parent or guardian of an unemancipated minor victim, if the parent or guardian is not a suspect, person of interest, or defendant in the criminal investigation of the proceeding. Under current law, such consultation and notification is required only upon the victim's request.

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Crime victim rights; notification from the attorney for the Commonwealth.


Roll Calls

2023-04-12 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (76-Y 16-N) (Y: 76 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2023-04-12 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (Y: 35 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-16 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N) (Y: 79 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-13 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 4-N) (Y: 15 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (Y: 30 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (11-Y 1-N 2-A) (Y: 11 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-04-12 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
2023-04-12HouseEnacted, Chapter 746 (effective 7/1/23)
2023-04-12HouseSigned by Speaker as reenrolled
2023-04-12SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2023-04-12SenateReenrolled bill text (SB989ER2)
2023-04-12 Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2023-04-12HouseVOTE: Adoption (76-Y 16-N)
2023-04-12HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation (76-Y 16-N)
2023-04-12SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N)
2023-04-12SenatePassed by temporarily
2023-03-23SenateGovernor's recommendation received by Senate
2023-03-02 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
2023-03-02SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
2023-02-24SenateSigned by President
2023-02-21HouseSigned by Speaker
2023-02-21SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB989ER)
2023-02-16HouseVOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N)
2023-02-16HousePassed House (79-Y 20-N)
2023-02-16HouseRead third time
2023-02-15HouseRead second time
2023-02-13HouseReported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 4-N)
2023-02-09HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-02-09HouseRead first time
2023-02-09HousePlaced on Calendar
2023-02-07SenateRead third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N)
2023-02-06SenateRead second time and engrossed
2023-02-03SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2023-02-01SenateReported from Judiciary (11-Y 1-N 2-A)
2023-01-06SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2023-01-06SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103549D

Same As/Similar To

HB1943 (Same As) 2023-04-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)
HB1943 (Same As) 2023-04-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19211.01(n/a)See Bill Text

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