Trespass; knowledge that entry was forbidden. (SB1120)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Trespass; knowledge that entry was forbidden. Provides that a person who goes or remains upon residential property or conspires to go or remain upon such property and who knows or reasonably should have known that any resident of such property suffered a substantial personal, physical, mental, or emotional loss, injury, or trauma within the week preceding the entry upon the property is guilty of trespass or conspiring to trespass, regardless of whether the lack of permission to enter the property was communicated to him. Under current law, a person is only guilty of trespass or conspiring to trespass if he has been forbidden, either orally, in writing, or by posted sign, from going onto or remaining on such property. Amends § 18.2-119, § 18.2-23, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/09/2007 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070048720
  • 01/09/2007 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice