VA HB5098 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 3 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-25 - Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Hate crime; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials; penalty. Increases the penalty for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when a person intentionally gives a false report as to the commission of any crime to any law-enforcement official, causes another to give a false report to any law-enforcement official, or calls or summons any law-enforcement official against another person because of his race, religious conviction, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, or national origin.

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Hate crimes; falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials, penalty.


Roll Calls

2020-09-25 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-24 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (Y: 16 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (7-Y 2-N) (Y: 7 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (Y: 55 N: 43 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-26 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-09-25SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
2020-09-24SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-16SenateReported from Judiciary (7-Y 2-N)
2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-04HouseVOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N)
2020-09-04HouseRead third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB5098H1
2020-09-03HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20201045D-H1
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-09-02HouseRead first time
2020-08-31HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
2020-08-26HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-08-26HouseCommittee substitute printed 20201045D-H1
2020-08-26HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
2020-08-20HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-08-20HousePresented and ordered printed 20200320D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182461(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments