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

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