Deputy sheriffs and law-enforcement officers; disclosure of information regarding former officers. (HB1029)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disclosure of information regarding former deputy sheriffs and law-enforcement officers. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, any director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall disclose to a prospective law-enforcement or jail employer (i) any information related to an arrest or prosecution of a former appointee or employee, including expunged information; (ii) any information related to a civil suit regarding a former appointee's or employee's employment or performance of his duties; and (iii) any information obtained during the course of any internal investigation related to a former appointee's or employee's alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct. The bill provides that disclosure is required only if the prospective employer presents a written waiver signed by the former appointee or employee that explicitly authorizes the disclosure and the agency receiving the request is not prohibited from the disclosure of such information pursuant to a binding nondisclosure agreement or otherwise prohibited by law. The bill provides immunity to such sheriff, chief of police, and director or chief executive and to the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services for disclosing information in compliance with the provisions of this bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101841D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1029)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety