Criminal Street Gang Act; adds burglary and shooting to list of predicate criminal acts. (SB142)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)

Progress

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

Description

Criminal street gangs; predicate criminal act. Adds burglary and shooting into an occupied dwelling to the list of predicate criminal acts for which a person committing such act may be convicted under the criminal street gang act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101960D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB142)
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104644D-S1
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB142S1)
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB142S1)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB167.

Comments

Linda McCausland writes:

I am against this bill because it fails to protect the youth who happen to just be with a brother or cousin who commit these crimes. This youth would be severely charged by additional time with adults because of wanted to be with older peers. Juvniles do not respond to penal enhancements because their brains are unable to process this way from their immaturity. Juveniles who are incarcerated with adults have a high recivitism rate. As a society, we would be setting the juvenile up for failure and for setting society up for a hardened criminal.