Law-enforcement officers or jail officers; notice to Criminal Justice Services Board of misconduct. (HB5051)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Decertification of law-enforcement officer. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to adopt standards of conduct applicable to law-enforcement and jail officers and due process procedures for decertification based on serious misconduct in violation of those standards. The bill requires any sheriff, chief of police, or agency administrator to notify the Criminal Justice Services Board in writing within 48 hours of becoming aware that any certified law-enforcement or jail officer currently employed by his agency has been terminated for engaging in misconduct, as set forth in the bill. The bill authorizes the Board to initiate decertification proceedings against any current or former law-enforcement or jail officer who has engaged in such activities. The bill directs the Department to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200474D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
08/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/25/2020Reported from Public Safety with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5051)
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
09/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5051E
09/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20200474D-E
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 41-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5051E)
09/16/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201183D-S1
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5051S1)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/01/2020Passed by temporarily
10/01/2020Read third time
10/01/2020Passed by for the day
10/02/2020Read third time
10/02/2020Reading of substitute waived
10/02/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201183D-S1
10/02/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB5051S1
10/02/2020Passed Senate with substitute (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Placed on Calendar
10/07/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20201183D-S1 (79-Y 16-N)
10/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5051ER)
10/14/2020Signed by Speaker
10/14/2020Signed by President
10/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5051ER)
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 27 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/28/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0027)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 27 (effective 3/1/21)