Riots; person is guilty of a Class 6 felony if commits an act of violence during a riot, etc. (SB5056)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riots; acts of violence; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 6 felony if a person commits an act of violence during a riot. The bill also increases the penalty for carrying a firearm during a riot from a Class 5 felony to a Class 4 felony and provides that same punishment for possessing a firearm during a riot. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200184D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5056)
08/20/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/20/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20200899D-S1
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5057 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5058 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5059 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5060 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5061 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Incorporates SB5062 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)