Law-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of excessive force, penalties. (HB5029)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Law-enforcement officer; failure to intervene in an unlawful use of force; penalties. Requires that any law-enforcement officer who witnesses another law-enforcement officer, in the performance of his official duties, engaging or attempting to engage in the use of excessive force, defined in the bill, against another person shall intervene, when such intervention is objectively reasonable and possible, to end the use of excessive force or attempted use of excessive force, or to prevent the further use of excessive force. The bill also requires a law-enforcement officer to render aid, as circumstances objectively permit, to any person injured as the result of such use of excessive force. The bill states that the knowing failure to intervene in the use of nondeadly excessive force is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and the knowing failure to intervene in the use of excessive force that is deadly force is punishable as a Class 6 felony. The bill punishes the knowing failure to intervene in the use of excessive force that leads to death or if the victim is thereby severely injured and is caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment as a Class 4 felony. Read the Bill »

Status

09/24/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200388D
08/17/2020Committee
08/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/18/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5029)
08/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5029)
08/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20201020D-H1
08/27/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5029H1)
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5029H1)
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201020D-H1
09/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB5029H1
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 42-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201180D-S1
09/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5029S1)
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)

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