HB 10 Hate crimes; criminal acts against persons because of gender, etc.
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Summary as introduced:
Hate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty. Adds disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another's property results in a higher criminal penalty for the offense. The bill also adds disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation status to the categories of hate crimes that are to be reported to the central repository of information regarding hate crimes maintained by the Virginia State Police. The bill also provides that a person who is subjected to acts of vandalism to his real or personal property, where such vandalism is motived by disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation, may bring a civil action to recover his damages. The bill also provides that no provider or user of an interactive computer service on the Internet shall be liable for any action voluntarily taken by it in good faith to restrict access to material that the provider or user considers to be intended to incite hatred on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Full text:
11/20/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100688D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
11/20/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100688D
11/20/17  House: Committee Referral Pending