Its been a busy week. Perhaps the most significant development since our last Advisor is the Governor’s passage on Friday of a new travel advisory mandating a 14 quarantine.
Also on Friday, the House passed its version of the police reform legislation by a vote of 93 to 66 following several days of debate. The amended House bill includes a provision that creates a legislative commission to investigate and study the impact of the qualified immunity doctrine and the administration of justice in the Commonwealth and directs report with its findings to the legislature by March 2021. Another amendment seeking to delay the changes in qualified immunity protections until after the commission submits the report failed. The bill must be reconciled with the Senate’s version of the police reform legislation and approved before the legislative session ends on July 31st.