Hate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation, penalty. (HB488)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Hate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property results in a higher criminal penalty for the offense. The bill also adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of hate crimes that are to be reported to the central repository of information regarding hate crimes maintained by the Virginia State Police. The bill provides that a person who is subjected to acts of intimidation or harassment, violence directed against his person, or vandalism to his real or personal property, where such acts are motivated by gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation, may bring a civil action to recover his damages. The bill also provides that no provider or user of an interactive computer service on the Internet shall be liable for any action voluntarily taken by it in good faith to restrict access to material that the provider or user considers to be intended to incite hatred on the basis of gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. This bill was incorporated into HB 618. Read the Bill »

Status

02/07/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Committee
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103282D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB488)
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB488)
02/04/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB618-Plum)
02/07/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB618-Plum)

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