Stalking; penalty. (HB288)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Punishment for stalking; penalty.  Clarifies the number of instances of stalking behavior necessary for conviction of multiple offenses of stalking, and provides that a person may be convicted of stalking for a singular instance of stalking behavior when the behavior is accompanied by verbal threats of sexual assault, bodily injury, or death. The measure also creates a felony offense of stalking for engaging in stalking behavior after having been previously convicted of a family assault and battery within five years prior to the stalking behavior. The measure also resets the time period within which a person may be convicted of felony stalking to be based upon the period during which the offenses were committed, rather than the period during which the convictions were had. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100160D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB288)
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB288)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice