Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act; adds organized dogfighting as qualifying offense. (SB26)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


RICO; dogfighting. Adds organized dogfighting as a qualifying offense under the Virginia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087863316
12/12/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/02/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB26)
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/23/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB26ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB26ER)
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB26ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 681 (effective 7/1/08)


Jeremy Beales writes:

The first Michael Vick bill. I'm sure there will be more to come.