VA HB5072 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 4 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-16 - Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
Pending: Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Law-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that law-enforcement officers of any agency of the Commonwealth or any locality are engaging in a pattern or practice that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth. The bill also empowers the Attorney General to issue a civil investigative demand if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful pattern and practice violation has occurred.

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Law-enforcement; Attorney Gen. authorized to file civil suit or inquire into any unlawful practice.


Roll Calls

2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 1-N) (Y: 8 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-08 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (Y: 55 N: 43 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-26 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateReported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 1-N)
2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-08HouseVOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N)
2020-09-08HouseRead third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
2020-09-04HouseEngrossed by House
2020-09-04HouseSubstitute by Delegate LaRock withdrawn 20201131D-H1
2020-09-04HouseRead second time
2020-09-03HouseFloor substitute printed 20201131D-H1 (LaRock)
2020-09-03HousePassed by for the day
2020-09-02HouseRead first time
2020-08-31HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
2020-08-26HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-26HouseReported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-18HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-08-18HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200410D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22511.1(n/a)See Bill Text
22520(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments