Domestic terrorism offenses; penalty. (HB1991)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Domestic terrorism offenses; penalty. Creates a new separate and distinct Class 5 felony for any person who actively participates in or is a member of a domestic terrorist organization, defined in the bill, and who knowingly and willfully participates in any act of domestic terrorism, also defined in the bill, committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any domestic terrorist organization. The bill provides that any person who provides material support to a domestic terrorist organization is guilty of a Class 3 felony and subject to civil liability. The bill directs the Superintendent of State Police to promulgate regulations creating a procedure and establishing criteria for identifying all organizations, groups, or associations meeting the definition of a domestic terrorist organization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100503D
01/07/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1991)
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1991)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice