False caller identification information; penalty. (HB2170)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patrons Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), and Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False caller identification information; penalty. Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person who, with the intent to defraud, intimidate, or harass, causes a telephone to ring and engages in conduct that results in the display of false caller identification information on the called party's telephone. The bill raises the penalty to a Class 2 misdemeanor for a second or subsequent conviction. The bill does not apply to the blocking of caller identification information, to law-enforcement agencies and officers, to intelligence or security agencies of the federal government and their employees, or to telecommunications, broadband, or Voice-over-Internet protocol service providers in certain circumstances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100163D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105780D-H1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2170H1)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105780D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2170H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Passed by for the day
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2019Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/12/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2019Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Placed on Calendar
02/14/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2170ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2170ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)