Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. (HB1250)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performance of their official duties. The bill directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to create the Community Policing Reporting Database into which sheriffs, police forces, and State Police officers report certain data pertaining to motor vehicle or investigatory stops. The Department is directed to provide access to the database to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for the purpose of analyzing motor vehicle and investigatory stops and records of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The data analysis shall be used to determine the existence and prevalence of the practice of bias-based profiling and the prevalence of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The bill requires that each time a local law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle the officer collect the following data based on the officer's observation or information provided to the officer by the driver: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped; (ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons were arrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and (vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched. The bill requires each state and local law-enforcement agency to also collect and report to the State Police the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The bill also requires the Director of DCJS to annually report the findings and recommendations resulting from the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data from the Database to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Attorney General beginning July 1, 2021. The report shall include information regarding any state or local law-enforcement agency that has failed or refused to report the required data. A copy of the report shall be provided to each attorney for the Commonwealth of the county or city in which a reporting law-enforcement agency is located. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102085D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/25/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1250)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1250)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (62-Y 38-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (62-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/24/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20108864D-S1
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1250S1)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108864D-S1
03/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2020Amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1250S1
03/05/2020Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108864D-S1 (59-Y 38-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate amendment #1 from Finance and Appropriations rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate floor amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to by House (63-Y 32-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (63-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendment (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Torian, Aird, Knight
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Petersen, Deeds, McDougle
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109876D-H1
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (62-Y 35-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1250ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1250ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1165 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1165)

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