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)

Progress

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

Description

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. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to enter into a conciliation agreement with a locality to resolve an unlawful pattern and practice, and provides that such agreement may include a court-enforceable deprivation of certain local funds if the locality fails to abide by the agreement. This bill is identical to SB 5024. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200410D
08/18/2020Committee
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09/04/2020Substitute by Delegate LaRock withdrawn 20201131D-H1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) (see vote tally)
10/01/2020Passed by temporarily
10/01/2020Read third time
10/01/2020Reading of amendment waived
10/01/2020Committee amendment agreed to
10/01/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
10/01/2020Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Placed on Calendar
10/02/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (53-Y 41-N)
10/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5072ER)
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5072ER)
10/07/2020Enrolled
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/21/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)
10/21/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 3/1/21)