VA HB5029 | 2020 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 3 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-16 - Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
Pending: Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Law-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer, in the performance of his official duties, engaging or attempting to engage in the use of excessive force, defined in the bill, against another person shall intervene, when such intervention is objectively reasonable and possible, to end the use of excessive force or attempted use of excessive force, or to prevent the further use of excessive force. The bill also requires a law-enforcement officer to render aid, as circumstances objectively permit, to any person injured as the result of such use of excessive force. The bill states that the knowing failure to intervene in the use of nondeadly excessive force is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and the knowing failure to intervene in the use of excessive force that is deadly force is punishable as a Class 6 felony. The bill punishes the knowing failure to intervene in the use of excessive force that leads to death or if the victim is thereby severely injured and is caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment as a Class 4 felony.

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Title

Law-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of excessive force, penalties.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 5-N) (Y: 8 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N) (Y: 55 N: 42 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-26 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateCommittee substitute printed 20201180D-S1
2020-09-16SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 5-N)
2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-04HouseVOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N)
2020-09-04HouseRead third time and passed House (55-Y 42-N)
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB5029H1
2020-09-03HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20201020D-H1
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-09-02HouseRead first time
2020-08-31HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-26HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-26HouseCommittee substitute printed 20201020D-H1
2020-08-26HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-17HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-08-17HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200388D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18257.5(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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