Law-enforcement officer; impersonating local, etc., law-enforcement officer is Class 1 misdemeanor. (SB1128)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Impersonating a law-enforcement officer. Provides that any person who falsely assumes or exercises the functions, powers, duties and privileges incident to the office of sheriff, police officer, marshal, or other local, city, county, state or federal law-enforcement officer, or who falsely assumes or pretends to be any such officer, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. "Local, city, county, state, or federal law-enforcement officer" replaces the descriptor "peace officer" that is used in the code section currently. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101887D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1128)
01/28/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105098D-H1
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105098D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1128H1
02/20/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House insisted on substitute
02/21/2013House requested conference committee
02/21/2013Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Reeves, McDougle, Stuart
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Landes, Loupassi, Hester
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1128H1)
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1128ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1128ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 638 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0638)


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.