Law-enforcement officials; to knowingly, with intent to mislead an official, giving false reports. (SB1031)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly, with the intent to mislead a law-enforcement agency, cause another to give a false report to any law-enforcement official by publicly simulating a violation of Chapter 4 (§ 18.2-30 et seq.) (Crimes Against the Person) or Chapter 5 (§ 18.2-77 et seq.) (Crimes Against Property) of Title 18.2. This bill is identical to HB 2056. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100144D
10/30/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/06/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB1031)
01/14/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19104815D-S1
01/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Read second time
01/16/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/16/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104815D-S1
01/16/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1031S1
01/17/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Placed on Calendar
01/21/2019Read first time
01/21/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1031S1)
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/2019Passed House with amendment (90-Y 9-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019House insisted on amendment
02/14/2019House requested conference committee
02/18/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/18/2019Senators: Chase, McDougle, Deeds
02/19/2019Delegates: Yancey, Bell, R.B., Gilbert, Herring
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2019Delegates: Yancey, Bell, Robert B., Gilbert, Herring
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 3-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1031ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1031ER)
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 498 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)