Gang-free zones; expanded to include any school bus stop or public buildings, etc. (SB872)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expansion of gang-free zones.  Adds school bus stops and publicly owned parks, libraries and hospitals to the list of places denoted gang-free zones. Criminal gang activity that occurs in gang-free zones receives additional punishment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103203D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2011Impact statement from (SB872)
01/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/11/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB872)
01/26/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/08/2011Left in Finance

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1596.


stephen writes:

gangs aren't going to care about this kind of law, it's pure grand standing at election time.

robert legge writes:

Yea, I see gang activity at libraries all the time.