Stalking; enhanced penalties. (HB218)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100381D
01/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB218)
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB218)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice