VA SB1508 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - Left in Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Obstruction of justice; concealing evidence of an abduction; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person with actual knowledge of the commission by another of any felony offense to knowingly and willfully make any materially false statement or representation to a law-enforcement officer regarding the location or whereabouts of such other person with the intent to delay, impede, obstruct, prevent, or hinder the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of any person regarding such offense when such other person is named in an active felony warrant of arrest under the laws of the Commonwealth or of any other state, the District of Columbia, or the United States or any territory. The bill also makes it a Class 5 felony for any person with actual knowledge of (i) a person enticing a child to enter any vehicle, room, house, or other place for purposes of taking indecent liberties with such child or (ii) an abduction of a child under 16 for prostitution or to manufacture child pornography to willfully conceal, alter, dismember, or destroy any item of physical evidence or knowingly and willfully make any materially false statement or representation to a law-enforcement officer with the intent to delay, impede, obstruct, prevent, or hinder the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of any person regarding such offenses.

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Title

Obstruction of justice; concealing evidence of an abduction, penalty.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-06SenateLeft in Finance
2019-01-23SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-23SenateCommittee substitute printed 19105750D-S1
2019-01-23SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100937D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182370(n/a)See Bill Text
182460(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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