Extortion; withholding immigration document. (HB1921)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Extortion by withholding immigration document. Provides that any person who knowingly destroys, conceals, removes, confiscates, or possesses any actual or purported passport or other immigration document, or any other actual or purported government identification document, of another person and thereby extorts money, property, or pecuniary benefit or any note, bond, or other evidence of debt from him or any other person is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075125308
01/04/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1921)
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077798308-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1921H1)
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077798308-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1921H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 070753820-S1
02/13/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1921S1)
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070753820-S1
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1921S1
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1921ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1921ER)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1921ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 453 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)