Trains; unlawful to board or ride with fraudulent or counterfeit ticket, penalty. (SB25)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Using transportation district trains without a valid ticket.  Rewrites the code section that punishes unlawfully riding on a transportation district train. The bill punishes failure or refusal to pay the posted fare, or failure to properly validate a train ticket, as a Class 4 misdemeanor. The bill punishes use of a validated ticket outside of the zone of the ticketed ride as a Class 4 misdemeanor. The bill punishes use of a fraudulent or counterfeit ticket as a Class 2 misdemeanor. The bill limits the amount of recoverable costs to the same amount as the maximum fine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100274D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2010Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2010Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/18/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB25)
02/01/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Committee substitute printed 10104779D-S1
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read second time
02/03/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104779D-S1
02/03/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB25S1
02/04/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB25S1)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/22/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105566D-H1
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105566D-H1
03/03/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB25H1
03/03/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Title replaced 10105566D-H1
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB25ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
03/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB25ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB688.