Projecting laser at another person unlawful; penalties. (HB5080)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Projecting laser at another person unlawful; penalties. Provides that if any person intentionally projects a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser at another person with the intent to cause bodily injury, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also increases from a Class 2 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for intentionally projecting a laser pointer without such intent at a person while knowing or having reason to know such person is a law-enforcement or corrections officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200609D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5080)
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5080)
11/09/2020Left in Courts of Justice