Victims of crime; certifications for victims of qualifying criminal activity. (SB1468)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certifications for victims of qualifying criminal activity. Establishes a process for a state or local law-enforcement agency, an attorney for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, or any other agency or department employing law-enforcement officers to complete a certification form or declaration that is required by federal immigration law certifying that a person is a victim of qualifying criminal activity. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103117D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103854D-S1
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103854D-S1
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1468S1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1468S1)
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/17/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (19-Y 3-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2021Passed House with amendments (80-Y 19-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (80-Y 19-N)
02/25/2021House amendments agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1468ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1468ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 468 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0468)

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