Profane, threatening, or indecent language; use over public airways or by other methods. (HB1072)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of profane, threatening, or indecent language over public airways or by other methods. Provides that using obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, over any telephone or citizens band radio is no longer a crime punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101995D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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