Emergency protective order; authority of magistrate or judge to issue in cases of sexual battery. (HB1842)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority of a magistrate or judge to issue an emergency protective order. Expands the authority of a magistrate or judge to issue an emergency protective order to include issuance when a warrant is issued for misdemeanor sexual battery. Currently, issuance of an emergency order predicated on a criminal act is limited to the crime of assault on a family member. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096634520
01/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB1842)
01/26/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Committee substitute printed 090895520-H1
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090895520-H1
02/02/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1842H1
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read third time
02/18/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Placed on Calendar
02/20/2009Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1842ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1842ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.