Riots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons, penalty. (HB5125)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the purposes of carrying a dangerous weapon during a riot or unlawful assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/24/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200673D
08/24/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/25/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5125)
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5125)
11/09/2020Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5073.


Carolyn Caywood writes:

So do I have to leave my cane at home?

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