Gang and drug crimes; imposes higher penalties for certain offenses. (HB2140)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enhanced penalties for gang and drug crimes. Imposes higher penalties for certain drug offenses involving manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with the intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute certain controlled substances if death or serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance. The bill also imposes higher penalties for possessing, using or attempting to use, or displaying in a threatening manner a firearm while committing or attempting to commit certain drug offenses. Finally, the bill provides that a person who is convicted of a second or subsequent criminal street gang crime is guilty of a Class 3 felony, where current law imposes such penalty for a third or subsequent conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102478D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2140)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice