Jails; ascertaining citizenship of person taken into custody. (HB1515)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Ascertaining citizenship of person taken into custody at a jail. Provides that a sheriff or other officer in charge of a jail shall only inquire as to the citizenship of a person taken into custody at the jail if such person's criminal history information includes a prior conviction for a felony offense or an offense that is the basis for the initiation of removal proceedings by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under current law, an inquiry must be made into the citizenship of every person taken into custody at a jail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105113D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1515)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice