Facial recognition technology; authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies, etc. (HB2031)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Facial recognition technology; authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and campus police departments at public institutions of higher education. Provides that no local law-enforcement agency or campus police department shall purchase or deploy facial recognition technology, defined in the bill, unless such purchase or deployment is expressly authorized by statute. The bill prohibits a local law-enforcement agency or campus police department at a public institution of higher education currently using facial recognition technology from continuing to use such technology without such authorization after July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

Status

02/16/2021: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101718D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/18/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Read first time
01/20/2021Read second time
01/20/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2031E
01/20/2021Printed as engrossed 21101718D-E
01/21/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/21/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/21/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/21/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2031E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2021Passed by for the day
02/16/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2021Amendments by Senator McDougle agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2021Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Enrolled
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2031ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2031ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 1-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 1-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2031ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 537 (effective 7/1/21)

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