Inquiry and report of immigration status; certain victims or witnesses of crimes. (HB262)

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; certain victims or witnesses of crimes. Prohibits law-enforcement officers from inquiring into the immigration status of a person who (i) reports that he is a victim of a crime or a parent or guardian of a minor victim of a crime or (ii) is a cooperating witness in the investigation of a crime or the parent or guardian of a minor witness to a crime. However, a law-enforcement officer is not prohibited from making such an inquiry if the parent or guardian has been arrested for, has been charged with, or is being investigated for a crime against the minor victim. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: passed committee


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101667D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 1-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB262E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20101667D-E
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB262E)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108387D-S1


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