HB1802: Law-enforcement officer; increases penalty for impersonating.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 18.2-174 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 18.2-174. Impersonating officer.
Any person who shall falsely assume or exercise the functions,
powers, duties and privileges incident to the office of sheriff, police
officer, marshal, or other peace officer, or who shall falsely assume or
pretend to be any such officer, shall be deemed guilty of a Class
misdemeanor 6 felony.
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $385,214 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.