Person's identity; use with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, public officials, penalty. (HB5067)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)

Progress

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

Description

Use of a person's identity with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass; public officials; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person, to publish the primary residence address of the person's family or household member. The bill also provides that any person who, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person, publishes certain identifying information of another person, knowing that person is a public official, defined as any state or federal judge or justice, law-enforcement officer, or attorney for the Commonwealth, is guilty of a Class 6 felony and that the sentence shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months. Under current law, such enhanced penalty applies only for law-enforcement officers. Read the Bill »

Status

08/18/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200624D
08/18/2020Committee
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5067)
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5067)

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