Hate crimes; reporting to State Police. (HB35)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Police; reporting hate crimes. Includes within the definition of "hate crime" a criminal act committed against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identification and requires the reporting of the commission of such crime to the State Police. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100845D
11/20/2015Referred 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:
01/14/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB35)
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice


ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill. At a time when historic numbers of transgender persons are being assaulted and killed because of who they are, it is important to ensure all such hate crimes are reported and tracked by the State Police.

Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Equality Virginia supports this bill.