Independent policing auditor; county manager plan of government. (SB388)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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 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 22100346D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/17/2022Reported from Local Government (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Read second time
01/19/2022Reading of amendment waived
01/19/2022Amendment by Senator Favola agreed to
01/19/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB388E
01/19/2022Printed as engrossed 22100346D-E
01/20/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/28/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
03/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB670.


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This gives Arlington County the authority to hire an independent policing auditor.

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