VA HB5099 | 2020 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)
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

Search warrants; prohibition on no-knock search warrants. Prohibits any law-enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant, defined in the bill as any search warrant executed without law-enforcement officers giving notice of their identity, authority, and purpose prior to entering the place to be searched. The bill requires a law-enforcement officer to provide notice of his identity, authority, and purpose prior to entering the place to be searched and states that, after entering and securing the place to be searched and prior to undertaking any search or seizure pursuant to the search warrant, the executing officer shall read and give a copy of the search warrant to the person to be searched or the owner of the place to be searched or, if the owner is not present, to any occupant of the place to be searched. If the place to be searched is unoccupied, the executing law-enforcement officer shall leave a copy of the search warrant suitably affixed to the place to be searched.

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Title

Search warrants; prohibition on no-knock search warrants.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 4-N) (Y: 8 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (56-Y 41-N) (Y: 56 N: 41 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-26 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateCommittee substitute printed 20201186D-S1
2020-09-16SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 4-N)
2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-04HouseVOTE: Passage (56-Y 41-N)
2020-09-04HouseRead third time and passed House (56-Y 41-N)
2020-09-03HousePrinted as engrossed 20200549D-E
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB5099E
2020-09-03HouseCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-08-28HouseRead first time
2020-08-26HouseReported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 7-N)
2020-08-20HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-08-20HousePresented and ordered printed 20200549D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19256(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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