Protective orders; respondent to pay deposits to connect or restore utility services. (SB120)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders. Provides that a respondent may be ordered to restore or may be enjoined from terminating a necessary utility service to the residence that the petitioner has been granted exclusive possession of. The respondent can also be ordered to pay deposits to connect or restore necessary utility services if the respondent was required to provide alternative housing for the petitioner. The bill also allows for any other relief necessary for the protection of the petitioner and family or household members of the petitioner. Amends § 16.1-253.1, § 16.1-279.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067883744
01/09/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/18/2006Read second time
01/18/2006Reading of amendment waived
01/18/2006Committee amendment agreed to
01/18/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB120E
01/18/2006Printed as engrossed 067883744-E
01/19/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006Communicated to House
01/20/2006Placed on Calendar
01/20/2006Read first time
01/20/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB120ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 308 (effective 7/1/06)
04/05/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)