United States Postal Service; inspectors. (SB685)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


United States Postal Service; inspectors. Removes the word "Inspection" from references to the United States Postal Inspection Service in several criminal procedure sections. The United States Postal Service restructured its law-enforcement agencies in 1997 and currently has two federal law-enforcement agencies with jurisdiction to investigate Postal Service-related crimes. By removing the word "Inspection," both agencies are included in Code sections governing conservators of the peace, issuance of search warrants, and analysis of forensic evidence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/30/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100143D
10/30/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2015Committee substitute printed 15103697D-S1
01/16/2015Incorporates SB1072
01/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Read second time
01/19/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/19/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103697D-S1
01/19/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB685S1
01/20/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB685ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 75 (effective 7/1/15)
03/10/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0075)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1545 and SB1072.