Assault and battery; penalty when against fire marshals and assistant fire marshals. (SB22)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery; fire marshals; penalty.  Adds fire marshals and assistant fire marshals who have police powers to the definition of law-enforcement officer in the assault and battery criminal provision, which means that the punishment for committing an assault and battery on such a person who is engaged in the performance of his public duties is elevated from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony, with a six-month mandatory minimum term of confinement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/23/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100985D
12/23/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB22)
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB22)
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)