Assault and battery; limited exception to charges for certain school personnel. (HB70)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery; school bus drivers; penalty. Adds school bus drivers and school bus driver aides to the list of school personnel provided a limited exception to charges of simple assault or assault and battery while acting in the course and scope of their official capacity when using: (i) incidental, minor or reasonable physical contact or other actions designed to maintain order and control; (ii) reasonable and necessary force to quell a disturbance or remove a student from the scene of a disturbance that threatens physical injury to persons or damage to property; (iii) reasonable and necessary force to prevent a student from inflicting physical harm on himself; (iv) reasonable and necessary force for self-defense or the defense of others; or (v) reasonable and necessary force to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects or controlled substances or associated paraphernalia that are upon the person of the student or within his control. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


12/16/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066502448
12/16/2005Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
01/23/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 1-N)
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB70)
01/25/2006Read first time
01/26/2006Read second time
01/26/2006Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB70E
01/26/2006Printed as engrossed 066502448-E
01/27/2006Read third time
01/27/2006Pending question ordered
01/27/2006Motion to rerefer to committee rejected (22-Y 74-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: REJECTED (22-Y 74-N)
01/27/2006Passed House (80-Y 16-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 16-N)
01/27/2006Communicated to Senate
01/30/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB70E)
02/15/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2006Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Placed on Calendar
02/22/2006Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N)
02/24/2006Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2006House acceded to request
02/28/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2006Senators: Howell, Rerras, Houck
03/02/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2006Delegates: Orrock, Kilgore, Amundson
03/07/2006Passed by temporarily
03/07/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 15-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 15-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB70ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB70ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2006Governor's substitute printed 061460129-H1
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (87-Y 9-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 9-N)
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (HB70ER2)
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)