Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; requirements of members. (HB1000)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; requirements. Requires every member appointed to a locality's law-enforcement civilian oversight body to observe a law-enforcement officer employed with such locality's law-enforcement agency while such law-enforcement officer is engaged in his official duties. The bill also provides that any disciplinary determination recommended by a law-enforcement civilian oversight body shall be advisory and that if any law-enforcement agency declines to implement such recommendation, such agency shall create and make available to the public within 30 days from the date such recommendation is reported to such agency a written public record of its rationale for declining to implement such recommendation. The bill requires that such observation take place within 90 days of the member's appointment to the civilian oversight body and total no fewer than 24 hours, a portion of which includes a ride-along with a law-enforcement officer. The bill also requires each law-enforcement civilian oversight body to include at least one retired law-enforcement officer as a voting member; under current law, a retired law-enforcement officer may serve on such body as an advisory, nonvoting ex officio member. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100522D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/08/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Public Safety (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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