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HB 1766 Child sexual abuse cases; admission of prior sex offenses into evidence, definition of sexual abuse.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Prior sex offenses admissible in evidence. Provides that in a criminal case in which the defendant is accused of an offense of sexual abuse, evidence of the defendant's conviction of another offense or offenses of sexual abuse is admissible and may be considered for its bearing on any matter to which it is relevant. The bill includes a second enactment requiring this new rule of evidence to be applied in conjunction with the Virginia rules of evidence. The bill incorporates HB 1623.