2007 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 193
Sponsored By:
Delegates Anderson, Conaway, Dumais, Gutierrez, Montgomery, Ramirez, Rosenberg, Shank, Simmons, Smigiel, Valderrama, and Vallario
Criminal Procedure - Custodial Interrogation - Electronic Recordation


Establishing that, in a prosecution for a crime of violence, statements of a defendant made during a custodial interrogation are presumed involuntary unless an electronic recording is made of the interrogation; establishing that, if a court finds by a preponderance of evidence that a defendant was subjected to a custodial interrogation in violation of the Act, a statement made by the defendant following the interrogation is presumed involuntary; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 1/31 at 2:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest.
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Local Government Mandates
Recordings -see also- Video

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Procedure
( 2-401 , 2-402 , 2-403 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered