Bill Text: VA SB105 | 2022 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Law-enforcement officers; evidence obtained during prohibited stop.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2022-03-08 - Left in Courts of Justice [SB105 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2022-SB105-Engrossed.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 105
Senate Amendments in [ ] February 3, 2022
Prefiled January 6, 2022
A BILL to give the provisions of Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I, retroactive and prospective effect.
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Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Morrissey
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Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. That the provisions of Chapters 45 and 51 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, Special Session I, that [ no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipment, (iii) without brake lights or a high mount stop light, (iv) without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, (v) with certain sun-shading materials and tinting films, and (vi) with certain objects suspended in the vehicle and also provided that no evidence discovered or obtained as a result of such unlawful stop shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other prohibit a law-enforcement officer from stopping a vehicle and that provide that no evidence discovered or obtained as the result of such prohibited stop, including any evidence discovered or obtained with the operator's consent, shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding ] , shall be given retroactive and prospective effect.

[ 2. That nothing in this act shall create any cause of action for damages against the Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, nor shall it form the basis for relief in any habeas corpus proceeding or appellate proceeding. ]

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