Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 54.1-1805 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 54.1-1805. Instruments to be used; approval of other instruments by Director.
A. Each examiner shall use an instrument
B. In addition, the Director may approve the use of other instruments that record physiological changes pertinent to the determination of truthfulness or the verification of the truth of statements, including a computer voice stress analyzer, by examiners licensed under this chapter, including law-enforcement officials, under such conditions as determined by the Director. Such conditions shall include a provision requiring the examiner, prior to the use of such instrument, to (i) complete a Director-approved training course on its operation and (ii) be certified by the manufacturer on the use of such instrument.
2. That the provisions of this act shall expire on July 1, 2005.