Crime victims and witnesses; prohibits inquiry of immigration status. (SB441)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crime victims and witnesses; immigration status. Read the Bill »


03/05/2008: failed house


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 089824248
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Immigration
01/30/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Committee substitute printed 080280248-S1
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080280248-S1
02/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB441S1
02/05/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 10-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 080358248-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (46-Y 52-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- RECONSIDER (45-Y 53-N)
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080358248-H1
03/05/2008Pending question ordered
03/05/2008Defeated by House (46-Y 52-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- DEFEATED (46-Y 52-N)
03/05/2008Reconsideration of defeated action rejected by House (45-Y 53-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- RECONSIDER DEFEATED (45-Y 53-N)


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This is a positive bill that will enhance public safety by assuring crime victims and witnesses to crime that they won't face immigration inquiries if they come forward to cooperate with police in getting criminals out of our communities.