Assault and battery on child; custody and visitation. (HB2728)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Domestic assault on minor; custody and visitation. Establishes a presumption against making an award of joint custody to or permitting unsupervised visitation by a party who has been convicted of an assault and battery on a child under 18.2-57.2. Current law only requires that a court consider any history of family abuse in determining the best interests of a child in a custody or visitation case. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073219299
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/06/2007Left in Courts of Justice