Wednesday, January 28, 2004

New Virginia trespass law following Hicks case passes the Senate

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Commonwealth in the Hicks case, where the issue was the constitutional validity of no trespassing rules at a housing development in the City of Richmond. This year, the Senate has passed a new law SB 233 on trespass policies for housing authorities, including a provision for the Attorney General's office to put forth a model policy taking into account constitutional issues. AG Kilgore's press release on the new law is here.

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