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Statutes and Legislation

Notable legislative changes effective July 1, 2012, are highlighted below.  For the full text of these Code sections, please click on the link to go to the Code of Virginia.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all Code sections related to other related statutes.

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Changes effective July 1, 2012

§ 19.2-165.1. Payment of medical fees in certain criminal cases; reimbursement.  (medical fees expended in the gathering of evidence through physical evidence recovery kit (“PERK”) examinations)

§ 15.2-1627.4.  Coordination of multidisciplinary response to sexual assault.

Effective July 1, 2012: Commonwealth's attorneys are required to invite chiefs of campus police departments of any institutions of higher education located within the jurisdiction to attend the annual sexual assault response team (SART) meeting.