Summary as introduced:
Virginia Racial Profiling and Report Statistics Act. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to require each local and state police officer, during the course of his official duties, to collect certain information pertaining to traffic stops, including the age, race, ethnicity, and gender of the alleged traffic offender, and to record the specific reason for the stop, whether the person was interrogated, charged or arrested, and whether a citation or warning was issued. Police officers must also indicate the specific traffic violation committed. Police officers participating in the collection and correlation of such traffic data and information have been granted civil immunity for acts and omissions during the performance of his official duties, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. The bill also requires the development of a mechanism for collecting, correlating, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data and information generated through such traffic stop reports. 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 2002 Session of the General Assembly. The provisions of the bill expire on July 1, 2005. This bill is a recommendation of the House Committee on Transportation's Special Subcommittee on Racial Profiling and Pretextual Traffic Stops.
01/10/01 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 014304912 pdf | impact statement
01/10/01 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 014304912
01/10/01 House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/26/01 House: Assigned to M. & P. sub-committee: 1
02/03/01 House: Stricken at request of Patron in M. P. (22-Y 0-N)