HB 2541 Criminal justice record information and crime code references.
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Summary as passed:
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.


Summary as passed House:
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 codes 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.


Summary as introduced:
Criminal justice record information and crime code references. Requires the use of Virginia crime code references on: all charging documents inssued by magistrates, all criminal warrants, criminal indictments, informations and presentments, criminal petitions, summonses for jailable misdemeanors, dispositional documents from criminal trials, and all reports to the Central Criminal Records Exchange and to any other criminal offense or offender database maintained by the State Police, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Virginia Parole Board and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, effective October 1, 2004. 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 is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.