VA HB2392 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes; certain victims or witnesses of crimes. Removes provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) probation and parole officers to inquire as to the citizenship status of an individual convicted of a felony in circuit court and referred to such officers, and (iii) officers in charge of correctional facilities to inquire as to the citizenship of any person committed to a correctional facility, and therefore such information is not required to be reported to the Central Criminal Records Exchange of the Department of State Police. The bill also removes the mandatory duty of the clerk of a court committing a convicted alien to a correctional facility to furnish related court records to a United States immigration officer and the requirement that an intake officer report to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security any juvenile detained on an allegation that the juvenile, believed to be in the United States illegally, committed a violent felony. The bill prohibits officers or agents of any state or local law-enforcement agency from inquiring into the immigration status of a person who is (a) a victim of a crime, (b) a parent or guardian of a minor victim of a crime, (c) a person who is a cooperating witness in the investigation of a crime, or (d) the parent or guardian of a minor witness to a crime.

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Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes.


Roll Calls

2019-01-16 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-16HouseSubcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
2019-01-15HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104128D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
161309.1(n/a)See Bill Text
19211.02(n/a)See Bill Text
192294.2(n/a)See Bill Text
19283.2(n/a)See Bill Text
531218(n/a)See Bill Text
531219(n/a)See Bill Text
531220.1(n/a)See Bill Text
531220.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments