Arrest; resisting law-enforcement officers, etc. (SB1474)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Resisting arrest; penalty. Expands the Class 1 misdemeanor of resisting arrest to include, in addition to fleeing from a law-enforcement officer, failing to allow oneself to be physically taken into custody by using active means to resist. Amends § 18.2-479.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/17/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103154D
01/17/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Read second time
01/25/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1474E
01/25/2017Printed as engrossed 17103154D-E
01/26/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/21/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Video

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 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

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Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): MR. PRESIDENT, SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

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