Drug-related investigations; use of confidential informants. (HB428)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of confidential informants in drug-related investigations. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish a model policy for the use of confidential informants in drug-related investigations and to include in such model policy that (i) no individual currently on probation may serve as a confidential informant without notice to his probation or parole officer, (ii) no individual who has recently violated the terms of his probation or parole shall serve as a confidential informant, (iii) law-enforcement personnel shall obtain approval from the appropriate local attorney for the Commonwealth prior to working with a confidential informant, and (iv) such confidential informant shall not unlawfully use or possess any controlled substances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100128D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice


Chris George writes: