Fusion Intelligence Center; confidentiality and immunity from service of process. (HB1007)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond) with support from 26 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center; confidentiality; immunity. Provides that papers, evidence, information, etc., and databases or other information in the possession of the State Police are confidential and not subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or the Government Data Collections and Disseminations Practices Act. The bill also provides that employees of the Department are not subject to subpoena in any civil action concerning criminal intelligence information or terrorism investigation. The bill restricts the release or dissemination of information without prior authorization from the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center and punishes any person who knowingly disseminates information with a Class 1 misdemeanor. If such unauthorized release or dissemination results in death or serious bodily injury, such person is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084636824
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/09/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1007)
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1007)
02/01/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
02/01/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2008Referred from Appropriations
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1007E
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 084636824-E
02/12/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1007E)
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1007E)
02/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 081575580-S1
02/29/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1007S1)
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081575580-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1007S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (1-Y 98-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute rejected by House (1-Y 98-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 98-N)
03/06/2008Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2008House acceded to request
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Reynolds, Hurt, Stolle
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Jones, D.C., Janis, Lingamfelter
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1007ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1007ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 792 (effective 7/1/08)


WV Jenner writes:

Although this appears to be of no importance to Virginians, this is subversive to our rights to look those accusing us of something in the eye and say, "explain". It is also an unacceptable method to conduct "unregulated" oversite.!!! Now, I don't know Del. Jones of Richmond but someone needs to ask him why he put this bill forward, and for whom.!!

Garry writes:

This is a venomous nightmare waiting to strike.

I plea with Del. Jones to do everything in his power to rectify this mistake. You were lied to and mislead by State Police. Do not allow another mistake greater than doing nothing.

James writes:

This is a step too far in this post 9/11 world. We must protect our rights to information and not permit secrecy in our government agencies. Let's not forget that they work for us.

phil writes:

this is starting to look more like the government is straying away from what it has sworn to do to protect the public and not hide anything from us. no more secrets or lies, all empires fail when they start to erode the very foundation which it was founded on. please do not pass this bill it will only produce distrust, let pure justice prevail not hidden and false made up and botched tyranical rule.