Stalking; enhanced penalties. (HB1328)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patrons Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 18.2-308.1:4, § 18.2-60.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088767676
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1328)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 080835676-H1
02/04/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1328H1)
02/05/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/12/2008Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB335.