Domestic assault warrants; issuance of emergency protective orders. (HB1738)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuance of emergency protective orders with assault warrants. Allows issuance of an emergency protective order contemporaneously with the issuance of a warrant for domestic assault. The bill also creates the presumption of further family abuse when there already exists or there is issued a warrant for domestic assault, necessitating the issuance of an emergency protective order, unless the presumption is rebutted by the complainant. Read the Bill »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


12/22/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073121302
12/22/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Passed by temporarily
02/05/2007Committee amendments rejected
02/05/2007Amendments by Delegate Fralin agreed to
02/05/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1738E
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 073121302-E
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (89-Y 6-N)
02/06/2007Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/06/2007Passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1738ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 396 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)