HB 2541 Criminal justice record information and crime code references.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Crime code references. Requires the use of Virginia crime code references for jailable offenses on all charging documents issued by magistrates, criminal warrants, summons, criminal indictments, informations and presentments, criminal petitions, summonses and dispositional documents from criminal trials, effective October 1, 2004. The crime codes will be recorded and stored in computer systems maintained by the State Police, the Supreme Court, the Department of Corrections, the Parole Board, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the State Compensation Board and the Department of Juvenile Justice. The bill states that the crime code will be used only to facilitate administration and research, and will not have any legal standing related to a particular offense or offenses.

The bill also clarifies that no indictment or other accusation will be invalid if the Virginia crime code references are omitted or stated incorrectly. The Virginia crime code references are maintained by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. This bill was introduced by the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030449228  pdf | impact statement
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030374228-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2541ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030449228
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/31/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030374228-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030374228-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030374228-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (37-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: Read third time
02/17/03  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (37-Y 0-N)
02/21/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2541ER)
02/22/03  House: Enrolled
02/22/03  House: Signed by Speaker
02/23/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 148 (effective 10/1/04)
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)