Mandatory self-identification; identifying self to law-enforcement officer when lawfully detained. (HB1049)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory self-identification.  Provides that any person, when he is lawfully detained by a law-enforcement officer under circumstances that reasonably indicate that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime, and is requested by the officer to identify himself, shall do so. Any such person who refuses to identify himself is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103459D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice