Gang-free zones; expansion of zone areas. (HB287)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


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


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102419D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB287)
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB287)
01/31/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Committee substitute printed 12105025D-H1
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB287H1)
02/06/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB287H1)
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/20/2012Left in Appropriations