SB 494 Electronic communication or remote computing service; provider may verify authenticity of reports.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Admissibility of records concerning electronic communication service or remote computing service.  Provides that the provider of electronic communication service or remote computing service may verify the authenticity of the written reports or records that it discloses pursuant to a search warrant, court order, etc., excluding the contents of electronic communications, by providing an affidavit from the custodian of those written reports or records or from a person to whom said custodian reports certifying that they are true and complete and that they are prepared in the regular course of business. The bill also provides that when so authenticated, the written reports and records are admissible in evidence as a business records exception to the hearsay rule.

Full text:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101883D  pdf
02/08/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104813D-S1  pdf
03/08/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105815D-H1  pdf
03/13/10  Senate: Conference substitute printed 10106064D-S2  pdf
03/22/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB494ER)  pdf
04/13/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101883D
01/13/10  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/10  Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/10  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104813D-S1
02/09/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/10  Senate: Read second time
02/10/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/10/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10104813D-S1
02/10/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB494S1
02/11/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/16/10  House: Read first time
02/16/10  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/10  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/03/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 1-N)
03/08/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105815D-H1
03/09/10  House: Read second time
03/09/10  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/10  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105815D-H1
03/09/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB494H1
03/09/10  House: Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
03/10/10  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
03/11/10  House: House insisted on substitute
03/11/10  House: House requested conference committee
03/11/10  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/11/10  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/10  Senate: Senators: Hurt, Reynolds, Petersen
03/11/10  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/11/10  House: Delegates: Griffith, Gilbert, Herring
03/13/10  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/13/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/13/10  Senate: Conference substitute printed 10106064D-S2
03/13/10  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/22/10  Senate: Enrolled
03/22/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB494ER)
03/22/10  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/10  Senate: Signed by President
04/13/10  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)