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HB 1776 Hate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty.

Introduced by: Kenneth R. Plum | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Hate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty. Adds gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability 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 these categories of victims 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.


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