Criminal justice legislation; racial and ethnic impact statements. (HB1990)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Racial and ethnic impact statements for criminal justice legislation. Provides that the Chair of the House Committee for Courts of Justice or the Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary may request the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to review and prepare a racial and ethnic impact statement for a proposed criminal justice bill to outline its potential impact on racial and ethnic disparities within the Commonwealth. The bill requires JLARC to provide copies of the impact statement to the requesting chair and the patron of the proposed bill. No more than three racial and ethnic impact statements may be requested by each chair for completion during a single regular session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101711D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1990)
01/22/2021Reported from Rules (14-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (69-Y 31-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (69-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Reported from Rules with amendment (10-Y 2-N)
02/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2021Amendment by Senator Morrissey rejected (14-Y 24-N)
02/23/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2021Passed Senate with amendment (20-Y 18-N)
02/24/2021Placed on Calendar
02/24/2021Senate amendment agreed to by House (62-Y 36-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 36-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1990ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1990ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 183 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)