VA SB5002 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on July 19 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-19 - Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints. Prohibits the use of neck restraints by law-enforcement officers. The bill defines "neck restraint" as the use of any body part or object to attempt to control or disable a person by applying pressure against the neck, including the trachea or carotid artery, with the purpose, intent, or effect of controlling or restricting the person's movement or restricting the person's blood flow or breathing, including chokeholds, carotid restraints, and lateral vascular neck restraints. The bill also provides that, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law, a violation is grounds for disciplinary action against the law-enforcement officer, including dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer of the law-enforcement officer.

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Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints.



2020-07-19SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-07-19SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200124D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19280.3(n/a)See Bill Text

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