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2020 VA S.B. 1440

Title - A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 8.01-42.6, relating to civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer.

Law Number - 2020 VA S.B. 1440

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Relates to civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer,creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by la...

Relates to civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer,creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by law, by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer while performing his duties for a public entity or private police department,provides that a public entity or private police department employing such officer is liable for any injuries sustained.

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2020 VA H.B. 2234

Title - An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 8 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-361.1, relating to victims of sex trafficking,affirmative defense to prosecution for certain offenses.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 2234

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Relates to victims of human trafficking,relates to affirmative defense to prosecution for certain offenses,provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for prostitution and keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place if, at the time of the offens...

Relates to victims of human trafficking,relates to affirmative defense to prosecution for certain offenses,provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for prostitution and keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place if, at the time of the offense leading to such charge, such person was a victim of human trafficking, as defined in the bill, and was coerced to engage in the offense through the use of force or intimidation of another.

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2020 VA H.B. 2195

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Section 51.1-155 of the Code of Virginia, relating to Virginia Retirement System,retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 2195

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Relates to Virginia Retirement System,relates to retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers,provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 20...

Relates to Virginia Retirement System,relates to retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers,provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 2020, and had a bona fide break in service of at least one month between retirement and employment as a school security officer, such person is not required to establish a 12-month break in service that would otherwise be required by law.

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2020 VA H.B. 2031

Title - A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 17 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-1723.2 and by adding a section numbered 23.1-815.1, relating to facial recognition technology,authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education.

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Relates to facial recognition technology,relates to authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education,allows a locality or a public institution of higher education to authorize a local law-enforcement agenc...

Relates to facial recognition technology,relates to authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education,allows a locality or a public institution of higher education to authorize a local law-enforcement agency or campus police department to purchase or deploy facial recognition technology, which is defined in the bill.

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2020 VA H.B. 1941

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Sections 2.2-3713 and 16.1-77 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 6 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-602, relating to required release of video or audio recording,discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 1941

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Relates to required release of video or audio recording,relates to discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer,requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer discharges a firearm or uses a stun weapon or c...

Relates to required release of video or audio recording,relates to discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer,requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer discharges a firearm or uses a stun weapon or chemical irritant on a person resulting in death or serious bodily injury, any video or audio recording that relates to such incident produced or obtained by a law-enforcement officer be open to inspection and available for release.

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2020 VA H.B. 1875

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Section 15.2-1705, as it is currently effective and as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, relating to law-enforcement officers,minimum qualifications.

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Relates to law-enforcement officers,relates to minimum qualifications,modifies the existing minimum qualification for law-enforcement officers that prohibits any such officer from entering upon the duties of such office if he has been convicted of or pled...

Relates to law-enforcement officers,relates to minimum qualifications,modifies the existing minimum qualification for law-enforcement officers that prohibits any such officer from entering upon the duties of such office if he has been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny, by providing that the prohibition applies only if such conviction or plea has occurred within the last three years.

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2020 VA H.B. 2195

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Section 51.1-155 of the Code of Virginia, relating to Virginia Retirement System,retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 2195

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Relates to Virginia Retirement System,relates to retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers,provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 20...

Relates to Virginia Retirement System,relates to retired law-enforcement officers employed as school security officers,provides that if a retired law-enforcement officer was employed by a local school division as a school security officer on January 1, 2020, and had a bona fide break in service of at least one month between retirement and employment as a school security officer, such person is not required to establish a 12-month break in service that would otherwise be required by law.

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2021 VA H.B. 2031

Title - HOUSE BILL NO. 2031

Law Number - 2021 VA H.B. 2031

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Relates to facial recognition technology,relates to authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education,allows a locality or a public institution of higher education to authorize a local law-enforcement agenc...

Relates to facial recognition technology,relates to authorization of use by local law-enforcement agencies and public institutions of higher education,allows a locality or a public institution of higher education to authorize a local law-enforcement agency or campus police department to purchase or deploy facial recognition technology, which is defined in the bill.

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2020 VA S.B. 1119

Title - An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 1 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-116.7, relating to law-enforcement agencies,body-worn camera systems.

Law Number - 2020 VA S.B. 1119

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Relates to law-enforcement agencies,relates to body-worn camera systems,creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and main...

Relates to law-enforcement agencies,relates to body-worn camera systems,creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-worn camera systems.

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2020 VA H.B. 1941

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Sections 2.2-3713 and 16.1-77 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 6 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-602, relating to required release of video or audio recording,discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 1941

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Relates to required release of video or audio recording,relates to discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer,requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer discharges a firearm or uses a stun weapon or c...

Relates to required release of video or audio recording,relates to discharge of firearm or use of stun weapon or chemical irritant by law-enforcement officer,requires that, whenever a law-enforcement officer discharges a firearm or uses a stun weapon or chemical irritant on a person resulting in death or serious bodily injury, any video or audio recording that relates to such incident produced or obtained by a law-enforcement officer be open to inspection and available for release.

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2020 VA H.B. 1875

Title - A BILL to amend and reenact Section 15.2-1705, as it is currently effective and as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, relating to law-enforcement officers,minimum qualifications.

Law Number - 2020 VA H.B. 1875

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Relates to law-enforcement officers,relates to minimum qualifications,modifies the existing minimum qualification for law-enforcement officers that prohibits any such officer from entering upon the duties of such office if he has been convicted of or pled...

Relates to law-enforcement officers,relates to minimum qualifications,modifies the existing minimum qualification for law-enforcement officers that prohibits any such officer from entering upon the duties of such office if he has been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny, by providing that the prohibition applies only if such conviction or plea has occurred within the last three years.

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2020 VA S.B. 1119

Title - An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 1 of Title 9.1 a section numbered 9.1-116.7, relating to law-enforcement agencies,body-worn camera systems.

Law Number - 2020 VA S.B. 1119

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Relates to law-enforcement agencies,relates to body-worn camera systems,creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and main...

Relates to law-enforcement agencies,relates to body-worn camera systems,creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-worn camera systems.

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