Assault and battery; person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if committed on school property. (HB1861)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Battery upon a school employee. Provides that any person who commits battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is an employee of a public or private elementary or secondary school and is engaged in the performance of his duties as such, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and the sentence of such person upon conviction shall include a sentence of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement. Currently, the enhanced punishment only applies to a full-time or part-time teacher, principal, assistant principal, or guidance counselor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078176554
01/03/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1861)