Law-enforcement officers, deputy sheriff, etc.; minimum qualifications, disclosure of information. (HB5104)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall disclose to a prospective law-enforcement or jail employer any information (i) related to an arrest or prosecution of a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer, including expunged information; (ii) related to a civil suit regarding a former police officer's, deputy sheriff's, or jail officer's employment or performance of his duties; (iii) obtained during the course of any internal investigation related to a former police officer's, deputy sheriff's, or jail officer's alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct in violation of the state professional standards of conduct; and (iv) related to a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer's job performance that led to dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer. The bill further provides that no police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer may be employed by another law-enforcement agency or jail until the requested information is received from all prior employing agencies in the Commonwealth. The bill authorizes a hiring law-enforcement agency or jail to require a candidate for employment to undergo a psychological examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed psychiatrist or a licensed clinical psychologist. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish guidelines for such examinations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/20/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200812D
08/20/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
08/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/25/2020Reported from Public Safety with amendments (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5104)
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 amendments agreed to
09/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5104E
09/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20200812D-E
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 42-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5104E)
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 20201187D-S1
09/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5104S1)
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-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
10/01/2020Passed by for the day
10/02/2020Floor substitute printed 20201292D-S2 (Locke)
10/02/2020Read third time
10/02/2020Substitute by Senator Locke withdrawn
10/02/2020Reading of substitute waived
10/02/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201187D-S1
10/02/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB5104S1
10/02/2020Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Placed on Calendar
10/07/2020Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
10/07/2020VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate insisted on substitute (24-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate requested conference committee
10/07/2020House acceded to request
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Herring, Price, Rush
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: Surovell, Locke, Stuart
10/14/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference substitute printed 20201368D-H1
10/14/2020Passed by temporarily
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 35-N)
10/14/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (55-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5104ER)
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5104ER)
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 32 (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 (CHAP0032)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 32 ((effective 3/1/21)