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HB246

Law-enforcement agencies, local; body-worn camera systems.

Status:
Passed

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Signed by President

Chief Patron:
Mark Levine (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Local law-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems

. Requires localities to adopt and establish a written policy for the operation of a body-worn camera system, as defined in the bill, that follows identified best practices and is consistent with Virginia law and regulations, using as guidance the model policy established by the Department of Criminal Justice Services prior to purchasing or deploying a body-worn camera system. The bill also requires localities to make such policy available for public comment and review prior to its adoption. The bill requires the Department to establish a model policy for the operation of body-worn camera systems and the storage and maintenance of body-worn camera system records. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 12/30/2019 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100997D
  • 12/30/2019 - House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
  • 01/24/2020 - House: Reported from Public Safety (14-Y 8-N)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (62-Y 38-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (62-Y 38-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 01/31/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/31/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB246)
  • 02/17/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 1-N)
  • 02/18/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Enrolled
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB246ER)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB246ER)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Signed by Speaker
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Signed by President