Military honor guards and veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities, exception. (HB17)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), A.C. Cordoza, Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Military honor guards and veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities; exception. Exempts members of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, and members of a veterans service organization that is congressionally chartered or officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, when such member is participating in a training or education exercise, funeral, or public ceremony on behalf of such military honor guard or veterans service organization, from the crime of unlawful paramilitary activity unless such member engages in such activity with malicious intent. Read the Bill »


01/19/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


12/23/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100634D
12/23/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB17)
01/18/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)

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