Correctional facility; intentionally covering, removing, etc., a security camera, penalty. (HB1332)

Introduced By

Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Covering a security camera in a correctional facility; penalty. Provides that any person who intentionally covers, removes, damages, renders inoperable, or otherwise obscures a security camera, as defined in the bill, without the permission of the sheriff, jail superintendent, warden, or Director of the Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also provides that any person who intentionally covers, removes, damages, renders inoperable, or otherwise obscures a security camera with the intent of inhibiting or preventing a security camera from recording or transmitting a photograph, motion picture, or other digital image of the commission of a felony is guilty of a Class 6 felony. This bill is identical to SB 700. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103471D
01/21/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB1332)
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1332)
02/01/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22105940D-H1
02/04/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2022Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/07/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB1332H1)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1332H1)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105940D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1332H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (86-Y 12-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/23/2022Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1332ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1332ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB700.

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