Firearms; use or display during commission of a felony, killing or injuring police animals, penalty. (HB1616)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), and Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


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. Amends § 18.2-53.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


09/06/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


09/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100125D
09/06/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
10/22/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1616)

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