SB270: Sanctuary policies; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 53.1-220.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to sanctuary policies; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.
[S 270]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-220.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-220.2. Transfer of certain incarcerated persons to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A. Any Director, sheriff, or other official in charge of the facility in which an alien is incarcerated who receives any detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shall not release such alien subject to the detainer except to transfer custody of such alien to another facility or to an appropriate federal authority, provided that no alien may be held in custody in excess of the date that he would otherwise be released from custody. However, if federal or state law requires that such alien be held in custody until transferred to an appropriate federal authority in excess of such date, such alien shall be held in custody in accordance with federal or state law.

B. The Director, sheriff, or other official in charge of the facility in which an alien is incarcerated may, upon receipt of a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, transfer custody of the alien to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement no more than five days prior to the date that he would otherwise be released from custody. Upon transfer of custody, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the alien shall receive credit for the number of days remaining before he would otherwise have been released.


SENATE BILL NO. 270
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee for Courts of Justice
on March 7, 2016)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Garrett)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-220.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to sanctuary policies; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-220.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-220.2. Transfer of certain incarcerated persons to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A. Any Director, sheriff, or other official in charge of the facility in which an alien is incarcerated who receives any detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shall not release such alien subject to the detainer except to transfer custody of such alien to another facility or to an appropriate federal authority, provided that no alien may be held in custody in excess of the date that he would otherwise be released from custody. However, if federal or state law requires that such alien be held in custody until transferred to an appropriate federal authority in excess of such date, such alien shall be held in custody in accordance with federal or state law.

B. The Director, sheriff, or other official in charge of the facility in which an alien is incarcerated may, upon receipt of a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, transfer custody of the alien to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement no more than five days prior to the date that he would otherwise be released from custody. Upon transfer of custody, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the alien shall receive credit for the number of days remaining before he would otherwise have been released.

SENATE BILL NO. 270

Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 7, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-1409.1, relating to sanctuary policies.
Patron-- Garrett

Referred to Committee on Local Government

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 15.2-1409.1 as follows:

§ 15.2-1409.1. Establishment of sanctuary policies prohibited.

No locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.

The General Assembly shall reduce state funding to the extent permitted by state and federal law to any locality found to have violated the provisions of this section.