VA HB5104 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-0)
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]


Minimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall disclose to a prospective law-enforcement or jail employer any information (i) related to an arrest or prosecution of a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer, including expunged information; (ii) related to a civil suit regarding a former police officer's, deputy sheriff's, or jail officer's employment or performance of his duties; (iii) obtained during the course of any internal investigation related to a former police officer's, deputy sheriff's, or jail officer's alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct in violation of the state professional standards of conduct; and (iv) related to a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer's job performance that led to dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer. The bill further provides that no police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer may be employed by another law-enforcement agency or jail until the requested information is received from all prior employing agencies in the Commonwealth. The bill also requires that all law-enforcement officers undergo a psychological examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other licensed mental health professional as part of the minimum qualifications to be a law-enforcement officer.

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Law-enforcement officers, sheriff, etc.; minimum qualifications, disclosure of information.


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 (54-Y 42-N) (Y: 54 N: 42 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-25 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety with amendments (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateCommittee substitute printed 20201187D-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 (54-Y 42-N)
2020-09-04HouseRead third time and passed House (54-Y 42-N)
2020-09-03HousePrinted as engrossed 20200812D-E
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB5104E
2020-09-03HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-09-02HouseRead first time
2020-08-31HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
2020-08-25HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-25HouseReported from Public Safety with amendments (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-20HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-08-20HousePresented and ordered printed 20200812D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521705(n/a)See Bill Text
1521709(n/a)See Bill Text

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