VA SB5024 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Passed on October 21 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-10-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Law-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that law-enforcement officers of any agency of the Commonwealth or any locality are engaging in a pattern or practice that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth. The bill also empowers the Attorney General to issue a civil investigative demand if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful pattern and practice violation has occurred. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to enter into a conciliation agreement with a locality to resolve an unlawful pattern and practice, and provides that such agreement may include a court-enforceable deprivation of certain local funds if the locality fails to abide by the agreement.

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Law-enforcement; Attorney Gen. authorized to file civil suit or inquire into any unlawful practice.


Roll Calls

2020-10-02 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N) (Y: 55 N: 42 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-25 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-22 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N) (Y: 13 N: 7 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-10 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-03 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (Y: 11 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-10-21 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0019)
2020-10-21 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 19 (effective 3/1/21)
2020-10-14 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
2020-10-14SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
2020-10-07HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-10-07SenateSigned by President
2020-10-07SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB5024ER)
2020-10-02HouseVOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N)
2020-10-02HousePassed House (55-Y 42-N)
2020-10-02HouseRead third time
2020-09-29HouseRead second time
2020-09-25HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
2020-09-22HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-09-22HouseReported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
2020-09-17HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-09-17HouseRead first time
2020-09-17HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-09-10SenateRead third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
2020-09-09SenatePrinted as engrossed 20200402D-E
2020-09-09SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB5024E
2020-09-09SenateAmendment by Senator Lucas agreed to
2020-09-09SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-09-09SenateRead second time
2020-09-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-09-03SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N)
2020-08-18SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-08-18SenateReported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
2020-08-13SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-08-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200402D

Same As/Similar To

HB5072 (Same As) 2020-10-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22511.1(n/a)See Bill Text
22520(n/a)See Bill Text

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