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SB179

Hate crimes; adds gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation, penalty.

Status:
In House

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 9-N)

Chief Patron:
Barbara Favola (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Hate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty.

Adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property results in a higher criminal penalty for the offense. The bill also adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of hate crimes that are to be reported to the central repository of information regarding hate crimes maintained by the Virginia State Police. The bill provides that a person who is subjected to acts of intimidation or harassment, violence directed against his person, or vandalism to his real or personal property, where such acts are motivated by gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation, may bring a civil action to recover his damages. The bill also provides that no provider or user of an interactive computer service on the Internet shall be liable for any action voluntarily taken by it in good faith to restrict access to material that the provider or user considers to be intended to incite hatred on the basis of gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 12/21/2019 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102367D
  • 12/21/2019 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 12/27/2019 - Senate: Impact statement from VCSC (SB179)
  • 01/08/2020 - Senate: Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
  • 01/15/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 3-N)
  • 01/15/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 20105706D-S1
  • 01/15/2020 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
  • 01/23/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from VCSC (SB179S1)
  • 01/27/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB179S1)
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 1-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Read second time
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 20105706D-S1
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB179ES1
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105706D-ES1
  • 02/10/2020 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/17/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB179ES1)
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/19/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
  • 02/19/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/24/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 9-N)