DCJS; criminal cases, data collection and reporting standards. (HB816)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; criminal cases; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to create uniform reporting mechanisms for appropriate criminal justice agencies in every locality to collect data relating to criminal defendants, alleged criminal offenses, bail determinations, and sentencing in criminal cases in the Commonwealth. The bill provides that collected data shall be disaggregated by locality and by individual and that in order to maintain anonymity of the individual, localities shall use a unique identifier to identify each individual. The bill sets out the minimum data the Department is required to collect. The bill requires the Department to submit an annual report on the data collected to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31 and requires that the annual report be posted on the General Assembly's and the Department's website. Read the Bill »


02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104979D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2020Referred from General Laws
01/16/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB816)
02/02/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB922-Carroll Foy)
02/05/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB922-Carroll Foy)

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