VA SB1507 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 22 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Use of unmanned aircraft systems by law-enforcement officers; persons sought for arrest. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may deploy an unmanned aircraft system (i) to aerially survey a primary residence of the subject of the arrest warrant to formulate a plan to execute an existing arrest warrant or capias for a felony offense or (ii) to locate a person sought for arrest when such person has fled from a law-enforcement officer and a law-enforcement officer remains in hot pursuit of such person.

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Unmanned aircraft systems; used by law-enforcement officers, persons sought for arrest.


Roll Calls

2019-02-20 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 40-N) (Y: 59 N: 40 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-18 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 7-N) (Y: 10 N: 7 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-11 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N) (Y: 7 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-29 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (Y: 28 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-25 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (Y: 38 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (Y: 9 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-03-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
2019-03-22 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 781 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-03-04 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-03-04SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
2019-02-23HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-23SenateSigned by President
2019-02-23SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB1507ER)
2019-02-20HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 40-N)
2019-02-20HousePassed House (59-Y 40-N)
2019-02-20HouseRead third time
2019-02-19HouseRead second time
2019-02-18HouseReported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 7-N)
2019-02-11HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
2019-02-08HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-02-04HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-02-04HouseRead first time
2019-02-04HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-01-29SenateRead third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
2019-01-28SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1507S1
2019-01-28SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 19105749D-S1
2019-01-28SenateReading of substitute waived
2019-01-28SenateRead second time
2019-01-25SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
2019-01-23SenateCommittee substitute printed 19105749D-S1
2019-01-23SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 4-N 1-A)
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101909D

Code Citations

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19260.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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