Independent policing auditor; county manager plan of government. (HB670)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County manager plan of government; independent policing auditor. Allows the governing body of any county with the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to appoint an independent policing auditor. The independent policing auditor shall support any law-enforcement civilian oversight body created by the governing body and shall have all the powers of the law-enforcement civilian oversight body, to the extent that such powers are delegated to the independent policing auditor by the oversight body. The independent policing auditor shall serve at the pleasure of the governing body. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100294D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB670E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22100294D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (65-Y 35-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (65-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/21/2022Reported from Local Government (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Read third time
02/23/2022Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB670ER)
02/25/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2022
02/25/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2022
02/25/2022Signed by Speaker
02/25/2022Signed by President
03/01/2022G Vetoed by Governor
03/04/2022Passed by until Wednesday, April 27,2022
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House sustained Governor's veto

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB388.