HB1328: Unfaithful delegates; constitutional convention, penalty.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1328
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 15, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-485.1, relating to unfaithful delegates; penalty.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Cline

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-485.1 as follows:

§ 18.2-485.1. Unfaithful delegates to constitutional convention; penalty.

Any individual representing the Commonwealth at a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution called for by the states pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution who [ knowingly or intentionally ] votes for a proposed amendment that [ varies from the text of the amendment contained in the application calling for the convention or ] is outside the scope of [ such application the application calling for the convention ] is guilty of a Class 5 felony.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $0 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and is $0 for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1328

Offered January 21, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-485.1, relating to unfaithful delegates; penalty.
Patrons-- Cline, Cole and LaRock

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-485.1 as follows:

§ 18.2-485.1. Unfaithful delegates to constitutional convention; penalty.

Any individual representing the Commonwealth at a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution called for by the states pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution who votes for a proposed amendment that varies from the text of the amendment contained in the application calling for the convention or is outside the scope of such application is guilty of a Class 5 felony.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $0 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and is $0 for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.