Correctional facility; intentionally covering, removing, etc., a security camera, penalty. (SB700)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (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 HB 1332. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104206D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/21/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB700)
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB700)
02/04/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22106076D-S1
02/07/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB700S1)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB700S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106076D-S1
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB700S1
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/25/2022Reported from Public Safety (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed House (78-Y 22-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (78-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB700ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB700ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
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 674 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1332.