SB5054: Displaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place to intimidate; penalty.

SENATE BILL NO. 5054

Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-423.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to displaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate; penalty.
Patron-- Reeves

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-423.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-423.2. Displaying noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate; penalty.

A. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, displays a noose on the private property of another without permission is guilty of a Class 6 felony Class 4 felony.

B. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, displays a noose on a highway or other public place in a manner having a direct tendency to place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury is guilty of a Class 6 felony Class 4 felony.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $0 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.