Hazing; institution policies. (SB448)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hazing; penalty and institution policies. Increases the criminal penalty for any person found guilty of hazing, so as to cause bodily injury, any student at any school, college, or university from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony. The bill also requires the policies of any public school or public institution of higher education to be consistent with model policies established by the Department of Education or the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, as applicable, and directs such agencies to establish such model policies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102054D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB448)
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14104595D-S1
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104595D-S1
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB448S1
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB448S1)
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/2014Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2014Passed House with amendments (97-Y 3-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
03/05/2014Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB448ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB448ER)
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0627)


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.