Criminal street gang predicate offenses; penalties. (SB1205)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal street gang predicate offenses. Expands the class of criminal street gang offenses to include all felony crimes against property, all felony drug offenses, and all felony offenses involving prostitution. The class also specifically includes all homicide offenses, some but not all of which would be considered "acts of violence" under the current law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101636D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1205)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104692D-S1
01/29/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1205S1)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104692D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1205S1
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/12/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1205S1)
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105254D-H1
02/18/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1205H1)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105254D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1205H1
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 (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House insisted on substitute
02/21/2013House requested conference committee
02/21/2013Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: McDougle, Reeves, Stanley
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Albo, Bell, R.B., Herring
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 1-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1205ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1205ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1205ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation that would expand the predicate offenses for criminal street gang prosecution to include all felonies and many misdemeanors, including misdemeanor family abuse and property crime that could include graffiti and tagging.