False information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. (HB2056)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly, with the intent to influence the conduct or activities of a law-enforcement agency, cause another to give a false report to any law-enforcement official by publicly simulating a violation of Chapter 4 (§ 18.2-30 et seq.) (Crimes Against the Person) or Chapter 5 (§ 18.2-77 et seq.) (Crimes Against Property) of Title 18.2. Read the Bill »


02/14/2019: Passed the Senate


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101413D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2056)
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106256D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2056H1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106256D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2056H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (88-Y 6-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106788D-S1
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2056S1)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106788D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2056S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

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