Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints, Class 6 felony. (HB5069)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

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

Description

Law-enforcement officers; prohibition on the use of neck restraints; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony for a law-enforcement officer to use a neck restraint in the performance of his official duties. The bill defines "neck restraint" as the use of any body part or object to attempt to control or disable a person by applying pressure against the neck, including the trachea or carotid artery, with the purpose, intent, or effect of controlling or restricting the person's movement or restricting the person's blood flow or breathing, including chokeholds, carotid restraints, and lateral vascular neck restraints. Read the Bill »

Status

09/24/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200533D
08/18/2020Committee
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5069)
08/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5069)
08/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20201037D-H1
08/27/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5069H1)
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5069H1)
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201037D-H1
09/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB5069H1
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-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 (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201185D-S1
09/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5069S1)
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)

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