Summary as introduced:
Virginia Racial Profiling and Report Statistics Act. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to require each state police officer, during the course of his official duties regarding traffic stops, to record the race, ethnicity, gender, and age of each motorist stopped and the specific reason for the stop, when a routine traffic stop or a traffic stop for any traffic violation results in (i) a search of the motorist or his vehicle; (ii) the detaining of a motorist for questioning; or (iii) the charge or arrest of the motorist for the commission of an alleged criminal offense. The bill also requires the development of a mechanism for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data and statistics generated through such traffic stop reprots. The Superintendent may engage any accredited public two-year or four-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth or an independent body with the experience, expertise, and technical capacity to conduct such research to assist in designing the reporting mechanisms and analyzing and reporting the data to the Governor and the General Assembly.
This is a section one bill and will not be codified upon its enactment. The provisions of the bill expire on July 1, 2002.
This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Status and Needs of African-American Males in Virginia.Full text:
01/24/00 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 006250472 pdf
01/24/00 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 006250472
01/24/00 Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/00 Senate: Pursuant to S.Rule 20(j),rerefer. by Trans. (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/00 Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/15/00 Senate: Left in Finance