2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1191/08 - JUD Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 176
Sponsored By:
Delegates DeBoy, Beitzel, Bohanan, Branch, Bromwell, Clagett, Cluster, Conway, Costa, George, Guzzone, Holmes, James, Jameson, Kach, K. Kelly, Kipke, Lafferty, Malone, McHale, W. Miller, Minnick, Olszewski, Proctor, Rudolph, Schulz, Sophocleus, Summers, Valentino-Smith, Vaughn, Walker, Weir, Wilson, Wood, and Zucker
Criminal Law - Impersonation of a Police Officer - Penalties


Altering the classification of the crime of impersonating police officers, special police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, constables, or other law enforcement officers wearing a specified police article without authorization, or having a simulation or imitation of a specified police article under specified circumstances, from a misdemeanor to a felony; and increasing the penalties for a violation of the offense.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., District 29B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., District 12A
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Kelly Schulz, District 4A
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, District 23A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statute:

Public Safety
( 3-502 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :