Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. (HB244)

Introduced By

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 was incorporated into HB 1150. Read the Bill »


01/31/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103448D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1150-Lopez)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB244)
01/31/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1150-Lopez)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1150.


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.