Hate crimes; immigration status; penalty. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hate crimes; immigration status; penalty. Adds immigration status 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 immigration status 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102507D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1779)
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice