SB5060: Obstructing emergency services personnel in performance of mission; increases penalty.

SENATE BILL NO. 5060

Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-414.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to obstructing emergency services personnel in performance of mission; penalty.
Patron-- Reeves

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-414.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-414.1. Obstructing emergency services personnel in performance of mission; penalty.

Any person who unreasonably or unnecessarily obstructs the delivery of emergency medical services or fire protection services by emergency medical services agency personnel or fire protection services personnel, whether governmental, private, or volunteer, or who fails or refuses to cease such obstruction or move on when requested to do so by emergency medical services personnel or fire protection services personnel going to or at the site at which emergency medical services or fire protection services are required is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor Class 1 misdemeanor.