Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; deputy sheriffs. (HB2291)

Introduced By

Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; deputy sheriffs. Adds a sheriff's office to those law-enforcement agencies that may be overseen by a law-enforcement civilian oversight body created by a locality and adds a nonprobationary deputy sheriff of a sheriff's office to those law-enforcement officers who are subject to such body if created by a locality. The bill provides that any disciplinary determinations made by the law-enforcement civilian oversight body on any nonprobationary deputy sheriff shall be advisory only and that if the sheriff's office declines to implement such disciplinary determination, the office shall create a public written record of its rationale for declining to implement the recommended disciplinary determination. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2021Presented and ordered printed 21101778D
01/15/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/20/2021Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Public Safety with amendment(s) (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2291E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21101778D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2291E)
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)