Conservator of the peace, special; disqualification for appointment. (SB409)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disqualification for appointment as special conservator of the peace. Provides that no person with a conviction for a criminal offense involving (a) moral turpitude, (b) assault and battery, (c) damage to real or personal property, (d) controlled substances or imitation controlled substances as defined in Article 1 ( 18.2-247 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2, (e) prohibited sexual behavior as described in Article 7 ( 18.2-61 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 18.2, or (f) any felony, or for any Class 1 misdemeanor involving firearms, is eligible to become a special conservator of the peace. Currently, the listing includes any conviction of a criminal offense involving firearms, which would include Class 2, 3, and 4 misdemeanors as disqualifiers. Read the Bill »


01/16/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087785300
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/16/2008Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)