Law-enforcement officer; assault and battery against, penalty. (SB522)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery; ABC agent, penalty. Adds special agents of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to the definition of law-enforcement officer, which means that the punishment for committing an assault and battery on a special agent engaged in the performance of his public duties is elevated from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony with a six-month mandatory minimum term of confinement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086523824
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB522)
01/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB522)
01/23/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB522S1)
01/24/2008Committee substitute printed 080839256-S1
01/25/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB522S1)
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB522S1)
01/29/2008Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080839256-S1
01/31/2008Reading of amendment waived
01/31/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB522ES1
01/31/2008Printed as engrossed 080839256-ES1
02/01/2008Impact statement from VCSC (SB522ES1)
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB522ES1)
02/01/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/27/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/03/2008Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB966 and SB598.