Extortion; withholding immigration document. (SB1227)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Extortion of immigrants; penalty. Provides that any person who confiscates, withholds or threatens to withhold any actual or purported passport, immigration document, or other government identification document, 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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077756134
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1227)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2264, SB1027 and HB2924.