Criminal street gang; recruitment of persons by telephone or electronic communication, penalty. (HB751)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recruitment of persons for criminal street gang; penalty.  Provides that any person who, by telephone or by any electronically transmitted communication producing a visual or electronic message, solicits, invites, recruits, encourages, or otherwise causes or attempts to cause another to actively participate in or become a member of what he knows to be a criminal street gang is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101744D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB751)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB751)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Committee substitute printed 12104624D-H1
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB751H1)
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB751H1)
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2012Tabled in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB345.