Elementary or secondary school, private or public; threats to bomb or damage, false information. (HB1947)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Threats to bomb or damage; false information as to danger; private or public elementary or secondary school; penalty. Provides that for any person who (i) makes and communicates to another by any means any threat to bomb, burn, destroy, or in any manner damage a private or public elementary or secondary school or (ii) communicates to another, by any means, information, knowing the same to be false, as to the existence of any peril of bombing, burning, destruction, or damage to a private or public elementary or secondary school the punishment includes a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which is a mandatory minimum. Under current law, a person who is 15 or older is guilty of a Class 5 felony and a person who is under 15 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for such violation. Amends § 18.2-83, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/21/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103234D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1947)
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1947)
01/18/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 2-N)

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