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HB 1250

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 08, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 05, 2020
  • Governor

Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.

Abstract

Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performance of their official duties. The bill directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to create the Community Policing Reporting Database into which sheriffs, police forces, and State Police officers report certain data pertaining to motor vehicle or investigatory stops. The Department is directed to provide access to the database to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for the purpose of analyzing motor vehicle and investigatory stops and records of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The data analysis shall be used to determine the existence and prevalence of the practice of bias-based profiling and the prevalence of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The bill requires that each time a local law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle the officer collect the following data based on the officer's observation or information provided to the officer by the driver: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped; (ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons were arrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and (vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched. The bill requires each state and local law-enforcement agency to also collect and report to the State Police the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The bill also requires the Director of DCJS to annually report the findings and recommendations resulting from the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data from the Database to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Attorney General beginning July 1, 2021. The report shall include information regarding any state or local law-enforcement agency that has failed or refused to report the required data. A copy of the report shall be provided to each attorney for the Commonwealth of the county or city in which a reporting law-enforcement agency is located.

Community Policing Act; data collection and reportingrequirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officersfrom engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performanceof their official duties. The bill directs the Department of State Police tocreate the Community Policing Reporting Database into which sheriffs, policeforces, and State Police officers report certain data pertaining to motorvehicle or investigatory stops. The Department is directed to use the databaseto collect and analyze motor vehicle and investigatory stops and records ofcomplaints alleging the use of excessive force. The data analysis shall be usedto determine the existence and prevalence of the practice of bias-basedprofiling and the prevalence of complaints alleging the use of excessive force.The bill requires that each time a local law-enforcement officer or StatePolice officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle the officer collect thefollowing data: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped;(ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether awarning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons werearrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or anarrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and(vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched. Each state and locallaw-enforcement agency shall also collect and report to the State Police thenumber of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force.The Superintendent of State Police shall annually report the findings andrecommendations resulting from the collection, analysis, and interpretation ofthe data from the Database to the Governor, the General Assembly, and theAttorney General beginning July 1, 2021. The report shall include informationregarding any state or local law-enforcement agency that has failed or refusedto report the required data to the Department of State Police. A copy of thereport shall be provided to each attorney for the Commonwealth of the county orcity in which a reporting law-enforcement agency is located.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Luke E. Torian

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 52
Primary

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 11, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1165 (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 (HB1250ER)

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 (22-Y 17-N)

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference substitute printed 20109876D-H1

House

VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 35-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (62-Y 35-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

House

Senate amendment #1 from Finance and Appropriations rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108864D-S1

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1250S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (23-Y 16-N)

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108864D-S1 (59-Y 38-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 38-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)

House

Senate floor amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to by House (63-Y 32-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (63-Y 32-N)

Senate

Senate insisted on amendment (31-Y 8-N)

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

House

House acceded to request

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 03, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1250S1)

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108864D-S1

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N 2-A)

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Feb 11, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (62-Y 38-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (62-Y 38-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 09, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 07, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

House

Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 2-N)

Jan 31, 2020

House

Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety

Jan 30, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)

Jan 28, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1250)

Jan 25, 2020

House

Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1250)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned PS sub: Public Safety

Jan 08, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Public Safety

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102085D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1250) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB1250S1) HTML
HB1250H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1250ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1165) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB1250ASE HTML
Amendment: HB1250AS HTML
Amendment: HB1250AC HTML

Sources

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