H.B. No. 0159

Criminal street gangs.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Steward, Bagby and Brown and Senator(s) Martin


AN ACT relating to crimes and offenses; creating the crime of intimidation in furtherance of the interests of a criminal street gang; amending the offense of property destruction and defacement to explicitly include graffiti; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.


1/13/2009   Bill Number Assigned

1/14/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/15/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/30/2009   H01 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Cannady, Mercer and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Peasley and Quarberg

Excused:  Representative(s) Gingery and Patton

Ayes 5    Nays 2    Excused 2    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/30/2009   H Placed on General File; Did Not Consider in CoW