Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Summonses; authority of local government employees to issue for violations of local ordinances.

Permits localities to appoint and train local government employees to enforce local ordinances by issuing summonses for violations of ordinances that are within the purview of the employee's employment.

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02/05/2020 House: Printed as engrossed 20102237D-E Open
01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102237D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102237D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 1213
    House Amendments in [ ] � February 5, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 15 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-1512.5, relating to authority of local government employees to issue summonses for [ misdemeanor ] violations of local ordinances.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Heretick
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    Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 15 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-1512.5 as follows:

    15.2-1512.5. Authority of local government employees to issue summonses for [ misdemeanor ] violations of local ordinances.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a locality may appoint and train local government employees to enforce local ordinances by issuing summonses for [ misdemeanor ] violations of ordinances that are within the [ purview scope ] of the employees employment. Such employees shall not have the power and authority of constables at common law [ , but shall have the authority granted to conservators of the peace pursuant to subsection B of � 19.2-74 ; their power shall be limited to issuing such summonses in their locality ] .

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Stephen E. Heretick D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 House House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (19-Y 0-N)
    01/27/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 House House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102237D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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