Profane swearing in public; removes the crime from Code. (HB1071)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Profane swearing in public. Removes the crime of profane swearing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor. This bill incorporates HB 132. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101994D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/15/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Committee substitute printed 20106255D-H1
01/22/2020Incorporates HB132 (Webert)
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1071)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Engrossment reconsidered by House
01/28/2020Passed by for the day
01/29/2020Read second time
01/29/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106255D-H1
01/29/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1071H1
01/30/2020Read third time and passed House (76-Y 24-N)
01/30/2020VOTE: Passage (76-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1071H1)
02/17/2020Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Passed Senate (31-Y 7-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Enrolled
02/21/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1071ER)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1071ER)
02/21/2020Signed by Speaker
02/24/2020Signed by President
02/26/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
02/26/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB132.

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

It's about damn time.

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