Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. (SB491)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge of correctional facilities to inquire as to the citizenship of any person committed to a correctional facility, and (iii) the mandatory duty of the clerk of a court committing a convicted alien to a correctional facility to furnish related court records to a United States immigration officer, are limited to felony offenses. The bill also provides that the clerk of court report to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security any juvenile adjudicated of delinquency or finding of guilt for a violent juvenile felony. This bill is identical to HB 1150. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104908D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/29/2020Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Floor substitute printed 20107555D-S1 (Surovell)
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2020Substitute by Senator agreed to 20107555D-S1
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB491S1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB491S1)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/24/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)
03/02/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Committee substitute printed 20109051D-H1
03/04/2020Read second time
03/05/2020Committee substitute rejected 20107555D-S1
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Committee substitute rejected 20109051D-H1
03/05/2020Passed House (51-Y 45-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Passage (51-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB491H1)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB491ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB491ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 996 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0996)