Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. (HB2392)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes; certain victims or witnesses of crimes. Removes provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) probation and parole officers to inquire as to the citizenship status of an individual convicted of a felony in circuit court and referred to such officers, and (iii) officers in charge of correctional facilities to inquire as to the citizenship of any person committed to a correctional facility, and therefore such information is not required to be reported to the Central Criminal Records Exchange of the Department of State Police. The bill also removes the mandatory duty of the clerk of a court committing a convicted alien to a correctional facility to furnish related court records to a United States immigration officer and the requirement that an intake officer report to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security any juvenile detained on an allegation that the juvenile, believed to be in the United States illegally, committed a violent felony. The bill prohibits officers or agents of any state or local law-enforcement agency from inquiring into the immigration status of a person who is (a) a victim of a crime, (b) a parent or guardian of a minor victim of a crime, (c) a person who is a cooperating witness in the investigation of a crime, or the parent or guardian of a minor witness to a crime. Amends § 16.1-309.1, § 53.1-220.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104128D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)

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