Gang crimes; includes definition of predicate criminal act. (HB546)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Crimes by gangs.  Includes within the definition of "predicate criminal act" the offenses of the taking or detaining of any person into a place for the purpose of prostitution and the receiving of money from earnings of any person engaged in prostitution. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Committee
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100316D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB546)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB546)
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2012Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Enrolled
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB546ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB546ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB546ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 364 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)

Comments

VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO supports legislation to increase the effectiveness of prosecution of persons guilty of human trafficking. This bill adds prostitution crimes to predicate offenses for gang crimes as a means of addressing human trafficking by such gangs.