Riots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons, penalty. (SB5073)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riots and unlawful assemblies; dangerous weapons; penalty. Provides that (i) a projectile of any kind; (ii) a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser; (iii) a blunt instrument; or (iv) a shield is a dangerous weapon for the purposes of carrying a dangerous weapon during a riot or unlawful assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200749D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/19/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5073)
08/20/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5125.


Carolyn Caywood writes:

So do I have to leave my cane at home?

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