Public transportation service; obstructing operation of transit vehicle is Class 1 misdemeanor. (SB588)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Felony assault and battery against a mass transit operator.  Provides that it is a Class 6 felony to commit an assault or battery upon a mass transit operator defined as a person who operates any train, bus, trolley or van that is designed to carry six or more passengers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102809D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB588)
01/25/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB588S1)
01/25/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Committee substitute printed 10104514D-S1
01/25/2010Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB588S1)
02/10/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10105200D-S2
02/10/2010Substitute bill reprinted 10105200D-S2
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Committee substitute rejected 10104514D-S1
02/12/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105200D-S2
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB588S2
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/26/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.