HB 1173 Burning object on property of another with intent to intimidate.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Burning object on property of another or public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Creates a new section without amending existing language in the current cross-burning statute to provide that, without any reference to a cross, any person, with the intent of intimidating another, who burns an object on the private property of another, on a highway or other public place in a manner having a direct tendency to place another in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury is guilty of a Class 6 felony. This is in response to the decision of the Virginia Supreme Court in Black v. Commonwealth, 2001 Va. Lexis 139 (2001), that found Virginia's cross-burning statute unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

Full text:
01/10/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 026256930  pdf | impact statement
02/05/02  House: Committee substitute printed 024997930-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 024749536-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/09/02  House: Conference substitute printed 025013930-H2  pdf
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)  pdf

Conference amendments

01/10/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 026256930
01/10/02  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 (21-Y 1-N)
02/05/02  House: Committee substitute printed 024997930-H1
02/06/02  House: Read first time
02/07/02  House: Read second time
02/07/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 024997930-H1
02/07/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 024997930-H1
02/08/02  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/08/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
02/08/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/11/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/02  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 024749536-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 024749536-S1
02/25/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 024749536-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 (2-Y 91-N)
02/28/02  House: VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 91-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: Sears, McDonnell, Melvin
03/06/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/02  Senate: Senators: Miller, Y.B., Stolle, Williams
03/08/02  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/08/02  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/02  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/02  House: Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  House: Conference substitute printed 025013930-H2
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)
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 589 (effective 7/1/02)
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)