Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; hearing panel decisions. (SB1708)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act; hearing panel decisions; finality and enforcement. Makes final and binding the decision of the hearing panel conducting a hearing to review an action that dismisses, demotes, suspends, or transfers a law-enforcement officer for punitive reasons, if such decisions are consistent with law and written policy. Under current law, the hearing panel only provides advisory recommendations. The bill allows either party to the hearing to petition the circuit court of the locality in which the grievant is employed for an order requiring the implementation of the final decision of the hearing panel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104419D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1708)
01/28/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 6-N 2-A) (see vote tally)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Courts of Justice committee on 08/18/2019. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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