Firefighting equipment or emergency medical services vehicle; penalty for tampering with, etc. (HB25)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tampering, etc., with firefighting equipment; penalty. Provides that a person who injures, destroys, removes, tampers with, or otherwise interferes with the operation of any firefighting equipment or apparatus is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


04/01/2016: signed by governor


11/17/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100160D
11/17/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104449D-H1
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104449D-H1
02/01/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB25H1
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB25H1)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/29/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Read third time
03/02/2016Reading of amendment waived
03/02/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/02/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2016Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Placed on Calendar
03/04/2016Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 97-N)
03/04/2016VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Passed by temporarily
03/08/2016Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2016House acceded to request
03/09/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2016Delegates: Habeeb, Collins, Mason
03/10/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2016Senators: Chafin, Reeves, Deeds
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2016Passed by temporarily
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB25ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/31/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB25ER)
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 687 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0687)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.