Stalking; enhanced penalties. (HB335)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

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 »

Status

01/28/2008: Merged into HB1328

History

DateAction
01/04/2008Committee
01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081149624
01/04/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB335)
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1328-Peace)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1328.