Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. (HB1150)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain 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. This bill incorporates HB 244. Read the Bill »


01/07/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101666D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20106986D-H1
01/31/2020Incorporates HB244 (Levine)
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106986D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1150H1
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1150H1)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108215D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1150S1)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108215D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1150S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108215D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2020House acceded to request
02/24/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2020Delegates: Lopez, Mullin, Coyner
02/25/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2020Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Norment


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB244.


William Ballance writes:

This is a blatant attempt to make our entire state a Sanctuary State. Why would you not report illegal behaviour to the proper authorities? By refusing to report immigration status we are attempting to hide statistics which would prove there is a huge problem of violence among illegals.

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