Unlawful assembly; acts of violence, penalty. (SB5057)

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


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


08/20/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200185D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5057)
08/20/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB5056-Reeves) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)