Bill Text: VA SB5052 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Law-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-09-21 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations [SB5052 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-SB5052-Engrossed.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 5052
Senate Amendments in [ ] August 27, 2020
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 1 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-116.7, relating to law-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems.
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Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Reeves
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Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 1 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-116.7 as follows:

§9.1-116.7. Body-Worn Camera System Fund.

A. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund, referred to in this section as "the Fund." The Fund shall be established on the books of the Comptroller. All funds appropriated for such purpose and any gifts, donations, grants, bequests, and other funds received on its behalf shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be credited to it. Any moneys remaining in the Fund, including interest thereon, at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund. Moneys in the Fund shall be used solely for the purposes of assisting [ state or ] local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-worn camera systems as defined in § 15.2-1723.1. Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the Comptroller upon written request signed by the Director of the Department.

B. The Fund shall be administered by the Department, and the Department shall adopt guidelines to make funds available to [ state or ] local law-enforcement agencies for the purpose of assisting [ state or ] local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-worn camera systems as defined in § 15.2-1723.1.

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