State facilities; admission of certain aliens. (SB1220)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State facilities; admission of certain aliens. Repeals the requirements that (i) the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services determine the nationality of each person admitted to a state facility and, if the person is an alien, notify the United States immigration officer in charge of the district in which the state facility is located and (ii) upon request of the United States immigration officer in charge of the district in which a state facility to which a person who is an alien is admitted is located or the judge or special justice who certified or ordered the admission of such alien, the clerk of the court furnish a certified copy of records pertaining to the case of the admitted alien. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101347D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1220)
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/16/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1220ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1220ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 244 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0244)