Law enforcement; false reports, penalty. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False reports to law enforcement; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the punishment for knowingly making a false report to or calling or summoning without just cause any law-enforcement official if such report, call, or summons (i) involves a report of an act of violence or (ii) results in an immediate emergency response due to the facts of the crime falsely reported. The bill increases the penalty to a Class 5 felony if such emergency response results in serious bodily injury to or the death of any person. The bill also provides that a person convicted of such an offense be ordered to pay restitution for the reasonable expenses incurred in providing an appropriate emergency response. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104745D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB623)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB623)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice