Criminal street gang; any person who by telephone solicits another is guilty of a Class 6 felony. (HB868)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solicitation to become a gang member; penalty.  Provides that any person who, by telephone or by any electronically transmitted communication producing a visual or electronic message, solicits, invites, recruits, encourages or otherwise causes or attempts to cause another to actively participate in or become a member of what he knows to be a criminal street gang is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, such solicitation by any method of communication is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102339D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB868)
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB868)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice