Public officials; any person who threatens to kill or injure is guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB2493)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Threats against public officials.  Provides that any person who (i) threatens to kill or injure another person or to commit violence or injury against that person or his property, or to unlawfully trespass upon his property and (ii) knows or has reason to know that such other person is a judge, a law-enforcement officer, a correctional officer as defined in 53.1-1, a person employed by the Department of Corrections directly involved in the care, treatment or supervision of inmates in the custody of the Department, a firefighter as defined in 65.2-102, or a volunteer firefighter or lifesaving or rescue squad member, engaged in the performance of his public duties, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11102954D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2493)
01/28/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/02/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1460.