Law-enforcement officers; exceptions to territorial limits. (HB1826)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law-enforcement officers; exceptions to territorial limits. Provides that whenever the necessity arises for the enforcement of laws related to kidnapping, police officers and other officers, agents, and employees of a locality, Capitol Police officers, and campus police may be sent beyond their territorial limits. Amends § 15.2-1724, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/08/2013 Committee
  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101030D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned MPPS sub: #2
  • 01/17/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
  • 01/18/2013 Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Read first time
  • 01/22/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/23/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/24/2013 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/12/2013 Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2013 Read third time
  • 02/15/2013 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/21/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1826ER)
  • 02/21/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/21/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/16/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 428 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/16/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)


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 50 seconds.


stephen writes:

This has all the makings for abuse by Law enforcement, and will never stop with just kidnappers.