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HB618

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

Status:
In Conference

Latest Action: Feb. 25, 2020
House: Impact statement from DPB (HB618S1)

Chief Patron:
Ken Plum (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, and 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

  • 01/06/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100865D
  • 01/06/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/08/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB618)
  • 01/16/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB618)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 8-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106360D-H1
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Incorporates HB488 (Kory)
  • 02/09/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB618H1)
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20106360D-H1
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB618H1
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (56-Y 43-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB618H1)
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 5-N)
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 20108748D-S1
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB618S1)
  • 02/21/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 20108748D-S1
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB618S1
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/25/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB618S1)