Stalking; penalty when protective orders in effect. (HB2253)

Introduced By

Del. Katherine Waddell (I-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stalking enhanced penalties. Provides that any person who commits a second or subsequent offense of stalking occurring within five years of a conviction of a prior offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the Class 6 felony applies for a third or subsequent offense. The bill also provides that any person who commits an offense of stalking when, at the time of the offense, there is in effect any court order prohibiting contact between the defendant and the victim or the victim's family or household member is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073123533
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2253)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2253)