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HB 1024

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 27, 2020
  • Governor

State Police, Department of; establishment of cold case searchable database.

Abstract

Department of State Police; establishment of cold case searchable database. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain a searchable electronic database of cold cases, available to the public through the Department of State Police official website. The bill defines "cold case" as an investigation into a homicide, missing person, or unidentified person case that has remained unsolved for at least five years after the crime occurred, the person went missing, or the unidentified body was found, whichever occurred last. The bill requires the database to include (i) the category of cold case and, in the case of a homicide or missing person, the name of the victim or missing person, unless prohibited or restricted by law; (ii) the location where the crime was committed, where the person was last seen, or where the body was found, if known; (iii) the date and time the crime occurred, the person was last seen, or the body was found, if known; (iv) the name and contact information of the investigating law-enforcement agency; (v) a brief summary of the crime or case; and (vi) any other information that the investigating law-enforcement agency determines is appropriate. The bill also allows the Department and submitting law-enforcement agencies to withhold such information, in whole or in part, from the database (a) as they deem necessary for investigative purposes, protection of privacy, or any other lawful reason or (b) upon request of the victim's or missing person's next of kin.

Department of State Police; establishment of cold case searchable database. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain a searchable electronic database of cold cases, available to the public through the Department of State Police official website. The bill defines "cold case" as an investigation into a homicide, missing person, or unidentified person case that has remained unsolved for at least five years after the crime occurred, the person went missing, or the unidentified body was found, whichever occurred last. The bill requires the database to include (i) the category of cold case and, in the case of a homicide or missing person, the name of the victim or missing person, unless prohibited or restricted by law; (ii) the location where the crime was committed, where the person was last seen, or where the body was found, if known; (iii) the date and time the crime occurred, the person was last seen, or the body was found, if known; (iv) the name and contact information of the investigating law-enforcement agency; (v) a brief summary of the crime or case; and (vi) any other information that the investigating law-enforcement agency determines is appropriate. The bill also allows the Department and submitting law-enforcement agencies to withhold such information, in whole or in part, from the database (a) as they deem necessary for investigative purposes, protection of privacy, or any other lawful reason or (b) upon request of the victim's or missing person's next of kin.

Department of State Police; establishment ofcold case searchable database. Requires the Superintendent ofState Police to establish and maintain a searchable electronic databaseof cold cases, available to the public through the Department of StatePolice official website. The bill defines "cold case" as an investigationinto a homicide, missing person, or unidentified person case thathas remained unsolved for at least five years after the crime occurred,the person went missing, or the unidentified body was found. Thebill requires the database to include (i) the category of cold caseand, in the case of a homicide or missing person, the name of thevictim or missing person, unless prohibited or restricted by law;(ii) the location where the crime was committed, where the personwas last seen, or where the body was found, if known; (iii) the dateand time the crime occurred, the person was last seen, or the bodywas found, if known; (iv) the name and contact information of theinvestigating law-enforcement agency; (v) a brief summary of the crimeor case; and (vi) any other information that the investigating law-enforcementagency determines is relevant. The bill also allows the Department and submitting law-enforcement agencies to withhold such information,in whole or in part, from the database as they deem necessary forinvestigative purposes, protection of privacy, or any other lawfulreason.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Danica A. Roem

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Primary

Glenn R. Davis

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 84
Cosponsor

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1127 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1024ER)

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 08, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 04, 2020

House

House acceded to request

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 02, 2020

House

Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Read third time

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N)

Feb 17, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 11, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1024E)

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Feb 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Printed as engrossed 20100890D-E

House

Engrossed by House as amended HB1024E

House

Committee amendments agreed to

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 03, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

House

Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N)

Jan 28, 2020

House

Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety

Jan 27, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (19-Y 0-N)

Jan 24, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Assigned Courts sub: Criminal

Jan 16, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1024)

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100890D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB1024) HTML
Engrossed by House as amended HB1024E HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1024ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1127) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB1024ASE HTML
Amendment: HB1024AS HTML
Amendment: HB1024AH HTML
Amendment: HB1024AC HTML

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