VA SB1440 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-01 - Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer. Creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by law, by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer while performing his duties for a public entity or private police department. The bill also provides that a public entity or private police department employing such officer is liable for any injuries sustained by the injured party as a result of the officer's actions if they occurred in the ordinary course of the employer's business. Sovereign immunity would not apply to such claims.

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Title

Law-enforcement officer, etc.; civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N) (Y: 9 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-01SenatePassed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
2021-02-01SenateCommittee amendments
2021-01-18SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-01-18SenateIntroduced bill reprinted 21102785D
2021-01-18SenatePresented and ordered printed 21102785D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80142.6(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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