2016 Legislation

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) monitors all legislation that impacts the office of sheriff. By exhibiting a strong voice in the Virginia General Assembly, VSA helps define the responsibilities of law enforcement.

Following are some of the bills affecting sheriffs’ offices that passed in the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly.

Administrative

HOUSE BILL 51 PURCHASE OF WEAPONS OTHER THAN HANDGUNS BY CERTAIN OFFICERS (companion bill SB 615)
HOUSE BILL 198
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSERVATOR OF THE PEACE (SCOP) BY LOCALITY
HOUSE BILL 301
OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS; REPORTING REQUIREMENT
HOUSE BILL 537
LOCAL FINES AND FEES
HOUSE BILL 665
CREATION OF THE COMMISSION ON EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SECURITY AND PENSION REFORM
HOUSE BILL 817
VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA); RECORD EXCLUSIONS; RULE OR REDACTION; NO WEIGHT ACCORDED TO PUBLIC BODY’S DETERMINATION
HOUSE BILL 875
DISCLOSURE OF REAL-TIME LOCATION DATA IN EMERGENCIES
HOUSE BILL 1182
SHERIFFS; STANDARD VEHICLE MARKINGS (companion bill SB 266)
HOUSE BILL 1318
VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA); NONCRIMINAL INCIDENTS AND REPORTS
HOUSE BILL 1345
BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DISABLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND FOR THE FAMILIES AND BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH EMPLOYEES WHO DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY
SENATE BILL 288
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFLICT OF INTERESTS ACT; ADVISORY OPINIONS FOR LOCAL OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES
SENATE BILL 296
SPECIAL CONSERVATORS OF THE PEACE (SCOP); CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION CHECK REQUIRED
SENATE BILL 364
LOCAL OPINION HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
SENATE BILL 479
RETIRED LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; CONCEALED HANDGUNS
SENATE BILL 651
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS; TRAINING (companion bill HB 1211)

Law Enforcement

HOUSE BILL 322 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL; SUMMARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSE IN EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES
HOUSE BILL 588 PROTECTIVE ORDERS; CONTACTS; PHYSICAL PRESENCE
HOUSE BILL 1110 TEMPORARY DETENTION; NOTICE OF RECOMMENDATION; COMMUNICATION WITH MAGISTRATE
HOUSE BILL 1160 COLLECTION, STORAGE, AND ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE RECOVERY KITS FROM VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENSES  (companion bill SB 291)
HOUSE BILL 1163 OUT-OF-STATE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS; PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
HOUSE BILL 1275 COPIES OF STATEMENTS TO MAGISTRATES
HOUSE BILL 1391 PROTECTIVE ORDERS; POSSESSION OF FIREARMS
SENATE BILL 120 PASSING STOPPED SCHOOL BUSES; MAILING OF SUMMONS; REBUTTING PRESUMPTION (companion bill HB 168)
SENATE BILL 323 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER; POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR OTHER DEADLY WEAPON; PENALTY (companion bill HB 1087)
SENATE BILL 423 ASSET FORFEITURE (companion bill HB 771)
SENATE BILL 457 ASSET FORFEITURE; BURDEN OF PROOF
SENATE BILL 608 FIREARMS CONFISCATED BY LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Jails

HOUSE BILL 543 INVOLUNTARY PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSION FROM LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (companion bill SB 566)
HOUSE BILL 1191
SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION; CERTAIN ITEMS SOLD IN LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
SENATE BILL 781
LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; TRANSPORT OF PRISONERS

Civil Process

HOUSE BILL 496 ATTORNEY-ISSUED SUMMONS; PROOF OF PAYMENT TO CLERK’S OFFICE
HOUSE BILL 1310 SERVICE OF SUMMONS (companion bill SB 707)
SENATE BILL 241 SUBSTITUTED SERVICE OF PROCESS ON REGISTERED AGENT OF DOMESTIC CORPORATION

Other

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 164 COMMENDING RONNIE D. CROCKETT
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 167
COMMENDING CHUCK WILKINS
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 187
COMMENDING CHARLES E. JETT
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 299
COMMENDING SHANNNON ZEMAN
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 301
COMMENDING J. T. WHITT
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 152
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF JOSEPH JOHN DELLAVECCHIO, JR.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 54
COMMENDING FIRST RESPONDERS TO THE CHERRYSTONE CAMPGROUNDS TORNADO
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 117
COMMENDING CHARLES E. JETT
SENATE RESOLUTION 48
COMMENDING THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

For detailed information and current status of a particular legislative item listed above, go to the Virginia General Assembly home page .

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