Collective bargaining; law enforcement, transparency and accountability. (HB790)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Collective bargaining; law enforcement; transparency and accountability. Prohibits a county, city, or town from entering into a collective bargaining contract with a labor union or other employee association representing law-enforcement officers or employees of a law-enforcement agency that (i) prevents the Attorney General from seeking equitable relief against a law-enforcement agency engaging in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct; (ii) includes any stipulation that delays officer interviews or interrogations after alleged wrongdoing for a set length of time; (iii) provides officers with access to evidence before interviews or interrogations about alleged wrongdoing; (iv) mandates the destruction or purging of disciplinary records from personnel files after a set length of time, or limits the consideration of disciplinary records in future employment actions; (v) prohibits the interrogation, investigation, or punishment of officers on the basis of alleged wrongdoing if a set length of time has elapsed since its alleged occurrence, or since the initiation of the investigation; (vi) prohibits supervisors from interrogating, investigating, or disciplining officers on the basis of anonymous civilian complaints; or (vii) requires arbitration of disputes related to disciplinary penalties or termination. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102743D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/10/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (12-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 Commerce and Labor
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)


Bill Peabody writes:

even FDR warned about gov unions. The taxpayer is the loser in ALL negotiations. See IL for results.

Bill Peabody writes:

Even FDR hated the idea of gov unions. Hard to get left of FDR.

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