HB 1120 Terrorism.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Terrorism. Broadens Virginia's capabilities to respond to terrorism. The bill defines "act of terrorism" and "weapon of terrorism" and punishes committing, aiding and abetting terrorism, manufacture and possession of terrorist and hoax devices, acts of bioterrorism against agricultural crops or animals and making terrorist threats. The bill makes murder in the furtherance of terrorism a capital crime. The bill defines "radiological agent" and provides that the possession, with the intent to injure another, of an infectious biological substance or radiological agent capable of causing death or serious bodily injury is a Class 5 felony. A person who manufactures, sells, gives, distributes or uses an infectious biological substance or radiological agent with the intent to injure another is guilty of a Class 4 felony.

The bill adds search and rescue and emergency medical services personnel to the section that provides enhanced penalties for malicious bodily injury to law-enforcement officers and firefighters. The bill allows the Attorney General to prosecute money laundering with the concurrence of the attorney for the Commonwealth of the locality.

The bill expands wiretap capabilities in response to terrorist activity and restricts admission to bail of a person charged with a terroristic crime. The bill also expands seizure and forfeiture law to include property associated with terrorism. The bill allows localities to be reimbursed for emergency response costs for terrorism hoaxes. This bill is identical to SB 514.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 025268253  pdf | impact statement
02/09/02  House: Committee substitute printed 025274604-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/11/02  House: Substitute bill reprinted 025274604-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 024747536-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/09/02  House: Conference substitute printed 024776604-H2  pdf
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1120ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 025268253
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/02  House: Assigned to M., P. & P. S. sub-committee: 2
01/18/02  House: Reported from M., P. & P. S. (21-Y 0-N)
01/18/02  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/02  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
02/04/02  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/04/02  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/02  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (25-Y 0-N)
02/09/02  House: Committee substitute printed 025274604-H1
02/09/02  House: Read first time
02/11/02  House: Substitute bill reprinted 025274604-H1
02/11/02  House: Read second time
02/11/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 025274604-H1
02/11/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 025274604-H1
02/12/02  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/12/02  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/02  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/02  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 024747536-S1
02/22/02  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/02  Senate: Read third time
02/25/02  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/25/02  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 024747536-S1
02/25/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 024747536-S1
02/25/02  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/25/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/02  House: Passed by for the day
02/28/02  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (5-Y 89-N)
02/28/02  House: VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 89-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/05/02  House: House acceded to request
03/05/02  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/05/02  House: Delegates: Albo, Kilgore, Moran
03/06/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/02  Senate: Senators: Stolle, Norment, Saslaw
03/08/02  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
03/08/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N)
03/09/02  House: Conference substitute printed 024776604-H2
03/09/02  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/09/02  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1120ER)
03/18/02  House: Enrolled
03/18/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/06/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/02)
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)