Loitering; locality may prohibit congregating around any public place for purposes of solicitation. (HB1020)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Loitering in pubic places.  Provides that any locality may by ordinance prohibit congregating or loitering in, upon or around any public place for the purposes of solicitation for work. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101143D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/21/2010Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/12/2010Continued to 2011 in Counties, Cities and Towns


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes this legislation that would authorize a locality to pass an ordinance prohibiting only people soliciting work from loitering. Targeted at day laborers, this unconstitutional bill would allow discriminatory application of the law to interfere with the basic right of every person to exercise their right of free speech in a public place