Law-enforcement officer, etc.; persons using abusive language towards guilty of misdemeanor. (HB1344)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Using abusive language to another. Clarifies that any person who curses or abuses a law-enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical personnel is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Currently, such personnel are not mentioned by name. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061286232
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/2006Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB371.