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 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 use the database to collect and analyze 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: (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. Each state and local law-enforcement agency shall also collect and report to the State Police the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The Superintendent of State Police shall 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 to the Department of State Police. 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 »


02/24/2020: passed committee


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

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