Law-enforcement officers; required release of video or audio recording, discharge of firearm, etc. (HB5091)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Required release of video or audio recording; discharge of firearm or use of stun gun or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer. Requires that whenever a law-enforcement officer (i) discharges a firearm or (ii) uses a stun gun or chemical irritant on a person resulting in death or serious bodily injury, any video or audio recording that relates to such incident produced or obtained by a law-enforcement officer shall be open to inspection and available for release and posted on a website that is maintained by the law-enforcement agency or on any other website on which the law-enforcement agency generally posts information and that is available to the public or that clearly describes how the public may access such data within 15 days of the incident. The bill includes exceptions to such release. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/19/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200743D
08/19/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
09/01/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5091)
11/09/2020Left in Courts of Justice