Protective orders; allows petitioner to obtain extension of order for no more than two years. (SB468)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), and Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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 10103490D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105074D-S1
02/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Read second time
02/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105074D-S1
02/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB468S1
02/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB468S1)
02/11/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105655D-H1
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105655D-H1
03/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB468H1
03/09/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Title replaced 10105655D-H1
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB468ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB468ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 468 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0468)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB930.