Machete; illegal to brandish in threatening manner, penalty. (SB183)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Brandishing a machete; penalty. Makes it illegal to point, hold or brandish a machete or any weapon with an exposed blade 12 inches or longer with intent to intimidate. The punishment is a Class 1 misdemeanor unless the offense occurs on or within 1000 feet of school property, in which case it is a Class 6 felony. This bill is identical to HB 588. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066065260
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB183)
01/23/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Committee substitute printed 064626820-S1
01/23/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB183S1)
02/07/2006Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064626820-S1
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB183S1
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/28/2006Committee substitute printed 062487796-H1
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB183H1)
03/01/2006Read second time
03/02/2006Read third time
03/02/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062487796-H1
03/02/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB183H1
03/02/2006Passed House with substitute (97-Y 3-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 3-N)
03/06/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (5-Y 35-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (5-Y 35-N)
03/07/2006House insisted on substitute
03/07/2006House requested conference committee
03/08/2006Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2006Senators: Puller, Blevins, Rerras
03/08/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2006Delegates: Watts, Griffith, Albo
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB183S2)
03/10/2006Conference substitute printed 064896796-S2
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 2-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 2-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB183ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB183ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB183ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 895 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB183ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0895)