Law-enforcement officers; interrogation practices. (HB250)

Introduced By

Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officers; interrogation practices. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall have the power and duty to establish a comprehensive framework for the custodial and noncustodial interrogation of adults and juveniles by law-enforcement officers within the Commonwealth, which shall include (i) developing policies and procedures for interrogation practices, including guidance on when the use of the following is considered lawful: (a) false promises of leniency, (b) misleading statements regarding evidence or statements of witnesses or co-conspirators, and (c) inauthentic replica documents or computer-generated audiovisual evidence; (ii) establishing and publishing a model policy for conducting such interrogations to serve as a guideline for criminal justice agencies in the Commonwealth; and (iii) establishing compulsory minimum training standards for basic training and recertification of law-enforcement officers on conducting such interrogations. The bill provides that the Department shall establish and publish such model policy by January 1, 2025. The bill requires any person employed as a law-enforcement officer prior to July 1, 2024, to complete the training required by the bill by January 1, 2028. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24ed to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104173D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/16/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/17/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB250)
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB250)
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 2-N)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2024Reported from Public Safety with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Motion to refer to committee agreed to
01/30/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2024Read first time
01/30/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB250E
02/07/2024Printed as engrossed 24104173D-E
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB250E)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB250ER)
03/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB250ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/20/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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