Victims of domestic violence; expands Address Confidentiality Program to all jurisdictions in State. (SB1199)
|Signed by Governor|
Address Confidentiality Program. Expands the Address Confidentiality Program for victims of domestic violence to all jurisdictions within the Commonwealth. The bill also provides that the Office of the Attorney General will prepare an evaluation of the statewide implementation of the program by December 31, 2011, and repeals the enactment clause that conditioned the continuation of the program upon an appropriation for that purpose. Amends § 2.2-515.2, of the Code of Virginia. View Full Text »
- 01/12/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101255D
- 01/12/2011 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
- 01/13/2011 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
- 01/31/2011 Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/01/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/02/2011 Read second time and engrossed
- 02/03/2011 Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/07/2011 Placed on Calendar
- 02/07/2011 Read first time
- 02/07/2011 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
- 02/11/2011 Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/14/2011 Read second time
- 02/15/2011 Read third time
- 02/15/2011 Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
- 02/15/2011 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/18/2011 Enrolled
- 02/18/2011 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1199ER)
- 02/18/2011 Signed by Speaker
- 02/21/2011 Signed by President
- 02/24/2011 Impact statement from DPB (SB1199ER)
- 03/15/2011 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 172 (effective 7/1/11)
- 03/15/2011 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0172)
This bill mentions Martinsville, Norfolk, Lexington, Rockbridge, Albemarle, Charlottesville, Augusta, Arlington.
This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute. Click the image of the video to play it.
The following bills are identical duplicates of this one: HB1757.
In the News
March 15, 2011
Starting in July, Virginia will expand its Address Confidentiality Program statewide to better protect the victims of domestic violence. The program is designed to keep the addresses of domestic violence victims unknown to their abusers. It began as a pilot program in 2007, with only certain localities offering it. The program proved effective in preventing abusers from seeking out their victims. So the General Assembly decided to take the program statewide.