Law-enforcement officer, etc.; persons using abusive language towards guilty of misdemeanor. (HB371)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


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


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067021264
01/06/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1344.