Profane swearing or cursing in public; eliminates crime. (HB31)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

Progress

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

Description

Profane swearing in public. Eliminates the crime of profanely swearing or cursing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor. Amends § 18.2-388, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/28/2017Committee
11/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100946D
11/28/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB31)
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/12/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Mark Peterson writes:

Agree with the repeal. Someone who walks about swearing, while certainly an annoyance, is not a hazard to public safety. The walk-around drunk, however, is more likely to be. MDP 01/23/18