Firearms; use or display during commission of a felony, killing or injuring police animals. (HB189)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use or display of firearm during commission of a felony; killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Adds maliciously shooting, stabbing, wounding, or otherwise causing bodily injury to or administering poison to any animal used or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Department of Corrections to the list of felonies for which a separate penalty is prescribed if a firearm is used during the commission of the offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103091D
12/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/03/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB189)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice