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HB 1791 Conspiracy, incitement, etc., to riot; penalty when against public safety personnel.

Introduced by: L. Scott Lingamfelter | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Conspiracy; incitement, etc., to riot; public safety personnel; penalty. Provides that any person who conspires with others to cause or produce a riot against, or directs or incites other persons who participate in a riot to acts of force or violence against, a law-enforcement officer, firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel, engaged in the performance of his public duties, or a member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state or federal duty is guilty of a Class 3 felony. The bill also eliminates the existing provision that prohibits any person from soliciting other persons to participate in a riot.


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