Law-enforcement; Attorney Gen. authorized to file civil suit or inquire into any unlawful practice. (HB5072)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that law-enforcement officers of any agency of the Commonwealth or any locality are engaging in a pattern or practice that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth. The bill also empowers the Attorney General to issue a civil investigative demand if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful pattern and practice violation has occurred. Read the Bill »


09/24/2020: passed committee


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200410D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5072)
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Passed by for the day
09/03/2020Floor substitute printed 20201131D-H1 (LaRock)
09/04/2020Read second time
09/04/2020Substitute by Delegate LaRock withdrawn 20201131D-H1
09/04/2020Engrossed by House
09/08/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
09/08/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5072H1)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
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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