Discharging firearm; penalty. (SB88)

Introduced By

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

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Discharging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or at any school building, upon the buildings or grounds of any school, or upon any public property within 1,000 feet of the property line of a school; and (iii) intentionally discharging a firearm while in or on a motor vehicle so as to create risk of death or injury to another person. The bill also imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year for violations of (a) unlawfully, but not maliciously, discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house and (b) willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge results in bodily injury to another person. The bill imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 90 days for violations of willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge does not result in bodily injury to another person. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/27/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101274D
11/27/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
12/03/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB88)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/22/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Post a Public Comment About this Bill



if you have one


(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)