Stalking; enhanced penalty therefor if victim is a minor. (HB2828)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Enhanced penalty for stalking of a minor under the age of 15. Provides that if at the time of the offense of stalking the victim is under the age of 15 and the offender is more than three years older than the victim, the sentence imposed shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months. The bill also provides that for a second or subsequent conviction the penalty shall be a Class 6 felony, and the sentence imposed shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of two years, if at the time of the second or subsequent offense the victim is under the age of 15 years, the offender is more than three years older than the victim, and the second or subsequent offense occurs within five years of a conviction for an offense under this section or for a similar offense under the laws of any other jurisdiction. Amends § 18.2-60.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077787105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/17/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2828)
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077030454-H1
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077030454-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2828H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Rereferred to Finance