Obstruction of justice; concealing evidence of an abduction, penalty. (SB1508)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Obstruction of justice; concealing evidence of an abduction; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person with actual knowledge of the commission by another of any felony offense to knowingly and willfully make any materially false statement or representation to a law-enforcement officer regarding the location or whereabouts of such other person with the intent to delay, impede, obstruct, prevent, or hinder the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of any person regarding such offense when such other person is named in an active felony warrant of arrest under the laws of the Commonwealth or of any other state, the District of Columbia, or the United States or any territory. The bill also makes it a Class 5 felony for any person with actual knowledge of (i) a person enticing a child to enter any vehicle, room, house, or other place for purposes of taking indecent liberties with such child or (ii) an abduction of a child under 16 for prostitution or to manufacture child pornography to willfully conceal, alter, dismember, or destroy any item of physical evidence or knowingly and willfully make any materially false statement or representation to a law-enforcement officer with the intent to delay, impede, obstruct, prevent, or hinder the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of any person regarding such offenses. Amends § 18.2-370, § 18.2-460, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100937D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1508)

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