Gang-free zones; expanded to include any school bus stop or public buildings, etc. (SB631)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Gang-free zones; penalties. Expands current "gang-free school zones" to the broader "gang-free zones" and includes any school bus stop or the property, including buildings and grounds, of any publicly owned or operated community center, park, library, or hospital. Engaging in criminal street gang activity in a gang-free zone is a Class 5 or 6 felony and may include a two-year mandatory minimum sentence, depending upon other aggravators. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2010Unanimous consent to introduce
01/18/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103486D
01/18/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2010Introduced bill reprinted 10103486D
01/20/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB631)
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104645D-S1
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB631S1)
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB631S1)
12/02/2010Left in Finance