HB1802: Law-enforcement officer; increases penalty for impersonating.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1802
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled December 29, 2006
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-174 of the Code of Virginia, relating to impersonating officer; penalty.
Patron-- Cosgrove

Committee Referral Pending

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 1 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.