VA HB1948 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 19 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Law-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening condition to render aid and makes it a duty to report acts of wrongdoing, defined in the bill and including bias-based profiling, committed by another law-enforcement officer on duty. Any law-enforcement officer who fails to render such aid or report such wrongdoing committed by another law-enforcement officer shall be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer of the law-enforcement officer. The bill also expands the definition of "bias-based profiling," a practice banned for sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, other local law-enforcement officers, and State Police officers in the performance of their official duties, to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Law-enforcement officer; duty to render aid, duty to report wrongdoing by another officer.


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-20 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N) (Y: 57 N: 42 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-15 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety (15-Y 6-N) (Y: 15 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-14 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
2021-01-21SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-01-21SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-01-20HouseVOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N)
2021-01-20HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)
2021-01-19HouseRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-18HouseRead first time
2021-01-15HouseReported from Public Safety (15-Y 6-N)
2021-01-14HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
2021-01-13HouseAssigned PS sub: Public Safety
2021-01-11HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2021-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102665D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521704.1(n/a)See Bill Text
1521704.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments