Homeless persons; may file an action for damages for harassment, etc. (HB844)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Hate crimes; homeless persons; penalty. Adds homeless persons to the categories of persons who may seek injunctive relief or file an action for damages for harassment, etc., based on their status. The bill also adds homeless persons to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a "hate crime" involving assault or trespass amplifies the Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony penalty. The bill also adds homeless persons to the definition of "hate crime" for purposes of a central repository of information regarding hate crimes maintained by the State Police. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2010Committee
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100770D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB844)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

BB writes:

I wonder this law would also protect homeless sex offenders too? If someone beats them down for a "hate crime", would it be amplified from a class 1 misdemeanor to a felony?