VA HB1594 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 19 2018 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2018-02-15 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Crime victims; immigration status. Provides that no law-enforcement officer or other agent of state or local government shall, when investigating a crime, inquire into the immigration status of any person who reports that he is the victim of the crime or the parent or guardian of a minor victim, or is a cooperating witness in the criminal investigation or the parent or guardian of a minor witness. The bill does not prohibit a law-enforcement officer from inquiring into the immigration status of a victim or witness who has been arrested or charged with a criminal violation, or when such inquiry is required by federal law or is essential to the investigation or prosecution of the crime to which the person is a witness or of which the person is a victim.

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Crime victims and witnesses; immigration status.


Roll Calls

2018-02-02 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-02-15HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2018-02-02HouseSubcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
2018-02-01HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-01-19HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-01-19HousePresented and ordered printed 18105600D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19211.02(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments