Firearms; brandishing, etc., at a law-enforcement officer, penalty. (SB83)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Brandishing a firearm; law-enforcement officer; penalty. Provides for a six-month mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of a person for pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm or air-operated or gas-operated weapon or object similar in appearance at someone who the person knows or has reason to know is a law-enforcement officer in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/27/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101245D
11/27/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
12/03/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB83)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/22/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (7-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)