Impersonating a law-enforcement officer or other public safety personnel; impersonating, penalty. (HB1955)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

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

Description

Impersonating a law-enforcement officer or other public safety personnel. Provides that any unauthorized person who wears a uniform identical to or substantially similar to a standard uniform used by an office of sheriff to impersonate the office of sheriff is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (currently a Class 3 misdemeanor). The bill adds new punishment for a second or subsequent such offense: a Class 6 felony. The bill also adds the same new punishment for a second or subsequent offense of impersonating a law-enforcement officer or other public safety personnel, currently a Class 1 misdemeanor for any such offense. Amends § 15.2-1612, § 18.2-174, § 18.2-174.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100279D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1955)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104541D-H1
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1955H1)
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104541D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1955H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate amendment rejected by House (4-Y 94-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Reeves, Stuart, Stanley
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Landes, Loupassi, Hester
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Enrolled
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1955ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1955ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1955ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.