VA HB5051 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
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]


Decertification of law-enforcement officer. Requires any sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that any certified law-enforcement or jail officer currently employed by his agency has been terminated for engaging in misconduct, as set forth in the bill. The bill requires the Board to initiate decertification proceedings against any current or former law-enforcement or jail officer who has engaged in such activities. The bill also requires any sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Board and a civilian review panel, if one has been established, if any certified law-enforcement or jail officer currently employed by his agency has received three complaints of excessive use of force in the previous five years, and any recommendations made by the civilian review panel concerning such complaints shall be forwarded to the Board.

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Law-enforcement officer or jail officer; notice to Criminal Justice Services Board of misconduct.


Roll Calls

2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (Y: 10 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N) (Y: 57 N: 41 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 8-N) (Y: 14 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-25 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (Y: 16 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateCommittee substitute printed 20201183D-S1
2020-09-16SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 2-N)
2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-04HouseVOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N)
2020-09-04HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 41-N)
2020-09-03HousePrinted as engrossed 20200474D-E
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB5051E
2020-09-03HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-09-02HouseRead first time
2020-08-31HouseReported from Appropriations (14-Y 8-N)
2020-08-25HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-25HouseReported from Public Safety with amendments (16-Y 6-N)
2020-08-17HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-08-17HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200474D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521707(n/a)See Bill Text

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