Law-enforcement officer; impersonating local, etc., law-enforcement officer is Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB1358)

Introduced By

Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Impersonating a law-enforcement officer. Provides that any person who falsely assumes or exercises the functions, powers, duties and privileges incident to the office of sheriff, police officer, marshal, or other local, city, county, state or federal law-enforcement officer, or who falsely assumes or pretends to be any such officer, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. "Local, city, county, state, or federal law-enforcement officer" replaces the descriptor "peace officer" that is used in the code section currently. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101157D
12/03/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1358)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Committee substitute printed 13103753D-H1
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13103753D-H1
01/21/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1358H1
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1358H1)
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Committee substitute printed 13104999D-S1
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1358S1)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104999D-S1
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1358S1
02/11/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13104999D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1358ER)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1358ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 410 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.