Aircraft; person who projects point of light from laser at an aircraft is guilty of misdemeanor. (HB87)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Projecting a laser at an aircraft; penalty.  Provides that any person, except as authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration or the armed forces of the United States, who projects a laser at an aircraft shall be deemed to have interfered with or threatened to interfere with the operation of the aircraft and therefore is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor or, if a life is endangered, a Class 6 felony. Amends § 5.1-22, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/21/2011Committee
12/21/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100212D
12/21/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/04/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB87)
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB87)
01/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Reported from Transportation with amendment and referred to Courts Committee (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 with amendment (18-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12105270D-H1
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Transportation Committee amendment rejected
02/13/2012Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 12105270D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB87H1
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 on Transportation
02/22/2012Rereferred from Transportation (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB87H1)
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105621D-S1
02/28/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/29/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105621D-S1
02/29/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB87S1
02/29/2012Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Placed on Calendar
03/02/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105621D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
03/02/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Enrolled
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB87ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB87ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 398 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0398)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.