Unlawful hazing; civil and criminal liability. (SB440)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful hazing; penalty. Provides immunity for arrest and prosecution for hazing and involuntary manslaughter 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. The bill also clarifies that a prosecution of a hazing violation shall not preclude prosecution under any other statute. The bill also provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth may file a petition for mandamus or injunction against the president or other presiding official of any school or institution of higher education receiving appropriations from the state treasury seeking to enforce the required disciplinary and notifications provisions associated with acts of hazing. Read the Bill »


03/01/2022: Passed the House


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103985D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB440)
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105988D-S1
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB440S1)
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105988D-S1
02/09/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB440S1
02/10/2022Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22106961D-H1
02/25/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB440H1)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB440H1)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106961D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB440H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House insisted on substitute
03/04/2022House requested conference committee
03/08/2022Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2022Senators: Boysko, Surovell, Norment
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Bell, Campbell, J.L., Murphy
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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