Protective orders; increases penalty for second offense for violation thereof. (SB1237)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Violation of provisions of protective orders; penalty. Provides that the punishment for any person convicted of a second misdemeanor violation of a protective order, when the offense is committed within five years of a conviction for a prior offense, shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days. The bill also provides that any person convicted of a third offense (including some felony offenses), when the third such offense is committed within 20 years of the first conviction, is guilty of a Class 6 felony, and punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of one year. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078941782
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1237)
01/17/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2007Committee substitute printed 070574782-S1
01/30/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1237S1)
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070574782-S1
02/01/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1237S1
02/02/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Committee substitute printed 077863782-H1
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077863782-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1237H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1237H1)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1237ER)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1237ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1237ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1237ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 923 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0923)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1982.