Hate crimes; reporting to State Police. (SB82)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


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


12/21/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101330D
12/21/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


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.