Protective orders; allows petitioner to obtain extension of order for no more than two years. (HB930)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Extension of protective orders.  Allows a petitioner who has obtained a protective order under 16.1-279.1 (cases of family abuse) or 19.2-152.10 (stalking) to obtain an extension of such order for a period of no more than one year if the respondent continues to pose a threat to the health or safety of the petitioner and the petitioner's family and household members. There is no limit on the number of extensions that may be requested. Amends § 16.1-279.1, § 19.2-152.10, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102291D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB930)
02/10/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10105060D-H1
02/12/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105060D-H1
02/15/2010Passed by temporarily
02/15/2010Amendments by Delegate Bell, R. B. agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB930EH1
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10105060D-EH1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Committee substitute printed 10105627D-S1
02/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read third time
03/01/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105627D-S1
03/01/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended HB930S1
03/01/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Placed on Calendar
03/03/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105627D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB930ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB930ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 425 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0425)


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 45 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB468.