Group violence intervention; definition, Operation Ceasefire Grant Fund created. (HB833)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 50 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham), Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights), A.C. Cordoza, Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Marie March (R-Floyd), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kim Taylor (R-Dinwiddie), Del. Otto Wachsmann (R-Sussex), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group violence intervention; establishment of Operation Ceasefire Grant Fund. Creates the Operation Ceasefire Grant Fund (the Fund) to be managed by the Office of the Attorney General. The bill provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used to implement violent crime reduction strategies, to provide training for law-enforcement officers and prosecutors, to provide equipment for law-enforcement agencies, and to award grants to organizations that are involved in group violence intervention efforts. The bill defines "group violence intervention" as comprehensive law-enforcement, prosecutorial, and community-based initiatives, substantially similar to Operation Ceasefire as implemented in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Gang Reduction Programs implemented in Los Angeles, California, and Richmond. Read the Bill »


03/08/2022: Passed the Senate


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101707D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/25/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22105233D-H1
01/29/2022Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB833H1)
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Passed by for the day
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105233D-H1
02/04/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB833H1
02/07/2022Read third time
02/07/2022Pending question ordered
02/07/2022Passed House (59-Y 40-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Passage (59-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/03/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22107518D-S1
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB833S1)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107518D-S1
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB833S1
03/08/2022Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107518D-S1 (10-Y 88-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Rejected (10-Y 88-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Wilt, Cordoza, Bulova
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: McClellan, Lucas, Vogel
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455

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