Assault and battery of family/household member; court to order person to obtain certain services. (HB1908)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of family or household member; deferred disposition. Rewrites the existing statute for clarity and requires rather than allows the court to order the person to obtain services from local community-based probation if the services are available. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091514866
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 090927416-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090927416-H1
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Armstrong agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1908EH1
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 090927416-EH1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1908ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 347 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0347)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1300.