VA SB7 | 2024 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 18-2)
Status: Engrossed on February 8 2024 - 50% progression
Action: 2024-02-21 - VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity; penalties. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination in employment and in places of public accommodation because of such individual's ethnic origin and prohibits such discrimination. The bill also adds victims who are intentionally selected because of their ethnic origin 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 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 ethnic origin.

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Title

Hate crimes and discrimination; ethnic animosity, penalties.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2024-02-21 - House - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (Y: 100 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-02-16 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-02-09 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2024-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 0-N 2-A) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2024-02-21HouseVOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
2024-02-21HousePassed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
2024-02-21HouseRead third time
2024-02-20HouseRead second time
2024-02-16HouseReported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
2024-02-15HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2024-02-15HouseRead first time
2024-02-15HousePlaced on Calendar
2024-02-09SenateRead third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N)
2024-02-08SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB7S1
2024-02-08SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 24106213D-S1
2024-02-08SenateReading of substitute waived
2024-02-08SenateRead second time
2024-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2024-02-06SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 0-N 2-A)
2024-01-24SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2024-01-24SenateIncorporates SB120 (Subramanyam)
2024-01-24SenateCommittee substitute printed 24106213D-S1
2024-01-24SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
2024-01-10SenateMoved from Judiciary to Courts of Justice due to a change of the committee name
2023-11-20SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-11-20SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100086D

Same As/Similar To

HB18 (Similar To) 2024-02-21 - Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
SB120 (Similar To) 2024-01-24 - Incorporated by Courts of Justice

Subjects


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182121(n/a)See Bill Text
18257(n/a)See Bill Text
223900(n/a)See Bill Text
223902(n/a)See Bill Text
80149.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+sum+SB7
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+ful+SB7+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+ful+SB7S1+hil
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+oth+SB7F160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+oth+SB7F122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+oth+SB7FS1160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+oth+SB7FS1122+PDF
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+S13V0049+SB0007
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+S05V0155+SB0007
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+SV0274SB0007+SB0007
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+SV0301SB0007+SB0007
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+H08V0266+SB0007
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?241+vot+HV0927+SB0007

Bill Comments

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