Bills Pending Virginia House Courts: Criminal Committee

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VAHB83IntroKilling or injuring police animals; penalty. Provides that the punishment for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Department of Corrections, while such anima...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB225IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1573IntroRabid animals. Raises from a Class 4 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the punishment for an owner of a rabid dog or cat who permits the dog or cat to stray from his premises if the owner knows that the animal has rabies.
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB266IntroInterest on fines and costs in criminal cases and traffic infractions. Eliminates the accrual of interest on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction. The bill provides that any such fine or costs that ...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB286IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1063IntroCommon-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB660IntroDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1592IntroDeferred dispositions; larceny. Provides that a court, upon a plea of guilty or not guilty to a first offense misdemeanor larceny charge, if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with ...
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2020-01-23
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB746IntroCustodial interrogation of a child; consultation with legal counsel; admissibility of statements. Requires that prior to the custodial interrogation, defined in the bill, of a child, the child shall (i) consult with legal counsel in person, by teleph...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1419IntroSchool resource officers and school security officers; training standards. Requires school resource officers and school security officers to receive training specific to the role and responsibility of a law-enforcement officer working with students i...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1522IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB274IntroJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony.
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB118IntroTrespass with an unmanned aircraft system; local or state correctional facilities; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to come within 400 feet of the lateral boundaries of any local or ...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1213IntroAuthority of local government employees to issue summonses for violations of local ordinances. Permits localities to appoint and train local government employees to enforce local ordinances by issuing summonses for violations of ordinances that are w...
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2020-01-16
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB787IntroMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; hate crimes. Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) simple assault or assault and battery where the victim was intentionally selected because of his race, reli...
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2020-01-14
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB444IntroThrowing or depositing grass upon certain highways; penalty. Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person to intentionally throw or deposit or intentionally cause to be deposited grass or grass clippings upon any paved highway with a speed limit of ...
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2020-01-14
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
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