Arrest and summonses mandates; Virginia State Crime Commission to report. (HJ513)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Study; Virginia State Crime Commission; arrest and summonses mandates; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the use by state or local police departments or sheriff's offices of specific mandates for the number of arrests or summonses that a law-enforcement officer must make or issue for traffic offenses or traffic infractions. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/08/2014Committee
12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100401D
12/08/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2015Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Rules

Comments

J P Welch writes:

Conventional wisdom is that law enforcement activities are often based on revenue enhancement and arrest volume, not public safety. The study should determine if that is the case and, if so, the Commonwealth should promptly discontinue that practice at all levels.