|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Profane swearing in public; removes the crime from Code.
Removes the crime of profane swearing in public, which is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 18.2-388 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 18.2-388. Intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center.
If any person
profanely curses or swears or is
intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic
drug, or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, he shall be
deemed is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. In any area in which
there is located a court-approved detoxification center, a
law-enforcement officer may authorize the transportation, by police or
otherwise, of public inebriates to such detoxification center in lieu of
arrest; however, no person shall be involuntarily detained in such center.
|01/31/2020||Senate||Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary|
|01/30/2020||House||House: VOTE: Passage (76-Y 24-N)|
|01/22/2020||House||House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 5-N)|
|01/22/2020||House||House: Incorporates HB132 (Webert)|
|01/22/2020||House||House: Committee substitute printed 20106255D-H1|
|01/15/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)|
|01/14/2020||House||House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101994D|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice|