Illegal aliens; it is unlawful to be in Virginia if in United States illegally. (HB1970)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Federal illegal alien status unlawful in Virginia; penalty. Provides that any alien who is present in the United States illegally, as previously verified by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077011204
01/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/17/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1970)
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077038204-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute rejected 077038204-H1
02/05/2007Floor substitute printed 077042204-H2 (Albo)
02/05/2007Substitute by Delegate Albo agreed to 077042204-H2
02/05/2007Amendment by Delegate Joannou withdrawn
02/05/2007Pending question ordered
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1970H2
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (70-Y 28-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1970H2)
02/19/2007Left in Courts of Justice