Stalking; enhanced penalty if victim is a minor. (HB13)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Progress

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

Description

Enhanced penalty for stalking of a minor. Provides that if at the time of the offense of stalking, the victim is a minor and the offender is 10 or more years older than the victim, the sentence imposed shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 30 days. The bill also provides that (i) for a second such conviction occurring within five years the penalty shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days and (ii) for a third conviction of stalking occurring within five years the penalty shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 90 days. Amends § 18.2-60.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/27/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084434676
11/27/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB13)
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/08/2008Continued to 2009 in Appropriations
12/04/2008Left in Appropriations