Unlawful hazing; amends definition, civil and criminal liability, penalties. (HB993)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patrons Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), and Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful hazing; penalty. Makes the crime of hazing a Class 5 felony if such hazing results in death or serious bodily injury to any person. The crime of hazing that does not result in death or serious bodily injury remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also provides an affirmative defense for hazing if a person in good faith seeks or obtains emergency medical attention for a person who has received a bodily injury by hazing or renders emergency care or assistance, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), to a person who has received a bodily injury by hazing while another person seeks or obtains emergency medical attention for such person. Read the Bill »


03/04/2022: Passed the Senate


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103988D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB993)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB993)
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106438D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB993H1)
02/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB993H1)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106438D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB993H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/21/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Committee substitute printed 22106766D-S1
02/21/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB993S1)
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
03/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106766D-S1
03/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB993S1
03/04/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22106766D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Murphy, Bell, Campbell, R.R.
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Boysko, Surovell, Norment
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Second conferees appointed by House
03/12/2022Delegates: Murphy, Bell, Campbell, R.R.
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455