VA HB5066 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on August 18 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-08-18 - Referred to Committee on Public Safety
Pending: House Public Safety Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Department of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement Department of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-level, in-service, and advanced training standards to be employed by criminal justice training academies approved by the Department when conducting training. The bill also requires the Department to include the recognition of implicit biases in interacting with persons who have a mental illness, substance use disorder, or developmental disability in its (i) training standards and model policies; (ii) compulsory training standards for basic training and recertification of law-enforcement officers; and (iii) operating procedures, guidelines, and standards for community policing in order to ensure sensitivity to

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Law-enforcement officer training and qualifications; DCJS to develop curriculum & lesson plans.



2020-08-18HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-08-18HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200663D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521705(n/a)See Bill Text
91102(n/a)See Bill Text
91112.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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