Bill Text: VA SB67 | 2018 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Intake process, etc.; statements made by child to an intake officer or probation officer.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-22 - Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N) [SB67 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SB67-Comm_Sub.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 67
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
on January 22, 2018)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Favola)
A BILL to amend and reenact §16.1-261 of the Code of Virginia, relating to statements made by a child to an intake officer or probation officer.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §16.1-261 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§16.1-261. Statements made by a child during or after intake or mental health screening or evaluation prior to hearing.

Statements made by a child (i) to the intake officer or probation officer during the intake process or during (ii) to any persons participating in a screening, evaluation, or assessment of a child, including a mental health screening or assessment conducted pursuant to § 16.1-248.2 and, prior to a hearing on the merits of the petition filed against the child, shall not, with the exception of at disposition, be admissible at any stage of the proceedings.

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