Bomb threats; reimbursement of expenses incurred in emergency response. (SB527)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bomb threats; reimbursement of expenses incurred in emergency response. Authorizes any locality to provide by ordinance that a person convicted of a felony violation of the bomb threat statute or the statute that penalizes the incitement of a bomb threat shall be liable for the reasonable expense, not to exceed $1,000, of an appropriate emergency response to the threat. Current law allows such an ordinance to subject a person to liability for the expense of the emergency response to an imitation version of a weapon of terrorism or fire bomb or other explosive device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100380D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/26/2016Impact statement from DHCD (SB527)
02/02/2016Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2016Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/17/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/19/2016Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read second time
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB527ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 213 (effective 7/1/16)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.