Criminal street gang; recruitment of persons, penalty. (SB345)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101743D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB345)
02/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12105004D-S1
02/01/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB345S1)
02/07/2012Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB345S1)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105004D-S1
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB345S1
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105703D-H1
02/27/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB345H1)
02/28/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB751.