HB 244 Premises deemed common nuisance; penalty.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Certain premises deemed common nuisance; penalty. Provides that any office, store, shop, restaurant, dance hall, theater, poolroom, clubhouse, storehouse, warehouse, dwelling house, apartment, building of any kind, vehicle, vessel, boat, or aircraft, which with the knowledge of the owner, lessor, agent of any such lessor, manager, chief executive officer, operator, or tenant thereof, is frequented by persons engaged in prostitution or soliciting for prostitution as described in 18.2-346, or which constitutes a bawdy place as defined in 18.2-347, to be judicially declared a common nuisance. Any such owner, lessor, agent of any such lessor, manager, chief executive officer, operator or tenant who knowingly permits, establishes, keeps or maintains such a common nuisance and fails to take reasonable action to remedy the problem is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. For a second or subsequent offense, a person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. After due notice and opportunity to be heard, a court may order such house, motor vehicle, aircraft, boat, vessel or other premises be closed but court may, upon owner or lessor giving bond in the penalty of not less than $500 with security, turn the same over to its owner or lessor; or proceeding may be had in equity pursuant to 18.2-354.1.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/05/02 026323736  pdf | impact statement
02/05/02  House: Committee substitute printed 024863736-H1  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/05/02 026323736
01/09/02  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)
02/05/02  House: Committee substitute printed 024863736-H1
02/06/02  House: Read first time
02/07/02  House: Read second time
02/07/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 024863736-H1
02/07/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 024863736-H1
02/08/02  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/08/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-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
03/04/02  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 4-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
03/05/02  Senate: Left in Finance