Law-enforcement officer; duty to render aid, duty to report wrongdoing by another officer. (HB5112)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-enforcement officer; duty to render aid; duty to report wrongdoing by another law-enforcement officer; penalty. Requires any law-enforcement officer on duty who witnesses another person suffering from a serious bodily injury or a life-threatening condition to render aid and makes it a duty to report acts of wrongdoing committed by another law-enforcement officer. Any law-enforcement officer who fails to render such aid or report such acts of abuse, fraud, misconduct, or wrongdoing committed by another law-enforcement officer shall be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer of the law-enforcement officer. The bill also penalizes as a Class 1 misdemeanor the failure of any law-enforcement officer, who has actual knowledge of the commission on duty of a criminal offense by another law-enforcement officer, to report such wrongdoing, defined in the bill. The bill also amends the definition of "bias-based profiling" to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/21/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200610D
08/21/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/28/2020Read first time
08/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5112)
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
09/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5112E
09/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20200610D-E
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 43-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
09/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5112E)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)