Oral threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family, etc.; penalty. (SB197)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Oral threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family or to persons on school property; penalty. Provides that any person who orally threatens another person in person to kill or do bodily injury to such other person or any member of the other person's family, and the threat places such other person in reasonable apprehension of death or bodily injury to himself or his family member, is guilty of a Class 5 felony. The bill also provides that any person who orally threatens to kill or do bodily harm to another person in person (i) on the grounds or premises of any elementary, middle, or secondary school property; (ii) at any elementary, middle, or secondary school-sponsored event; or (iii) on a school bus to any person or persons is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/29/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/29/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103754D
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/02/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB197)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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