2009 Regular Session


File Code: Public Safety Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 266
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Barnes, Feldman, Frick, Lee, Hixson, Rosenberg, Hucker, Mizeur, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barve, Benson, Bobo, Braveboy, Bronrott, Cane, Dumais, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Healey, Hecht, Hubbard, Ivey, Kaiser, Lafferty, Manno, McIntosh, Montgomery, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Ramirez, Reznik, Rice, Smigiel, Stukes, Taylor, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, and Weldon
Freedom of Association and Assembly Protection Act of 2009


Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from conducting a covert investigation of a person, group, or organization unless a chief or designee makes a written finding at a specified time that the covert investigation is justified for specified reasons; establishing that membership or participation in a specified group or organization does not alone establish reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity; requiring a law enforcement agency to conduct specified investigations for a legitimate law enforcement objective; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Rosenberg) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
House Refuses to Concur - Senate Amendments
House Requests Senate Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Delegates Dumais, Valderrama, and Frank
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (137-0)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (47-0)
Senate Refuses to Recede
Conference Committee Appointed ...
Senators Raskin, Forehand, and Mooney
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 493

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Electronic Government
Electronic Surveillance -see also- Wiretapping
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest.
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
State Police, Department of

Bill affects the following Statute:

Public Safety
( 3-701 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 342812/05     Offered on: March 26, 2009   at: 10:48 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 703320/01     Offered on: March 26, 2009   at: 10:49 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 108876/01     Offered on: April 3, 2009   at: 9:50 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Conference Committee Documents (Displayed in PDF Format):
Report Number: 953527/1     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 2:12 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Amendment Number: 323625/1     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 2:12 p.m.     Status: Incomplete
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 24, 2009: Third Reading Passed (136-0)
April 8, 2009: Third Reading Passed (137-0)
April 2, 2009: Third Reading Passed (47-0)
April 8, 2009: Third Reading Passed (45-0)