Protective orders; expands class of persons eligible to obtain. (SB1222)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; acts of assault.  Allows a person to seek a protective order if a victim of assault. The bill also authorizes courts to issue protective orders that prohibit acts of assault and removes the requirement that bodily injury against an alleged victim be serious in order for a court to issue a protective order against the alleged perpetrator. Expanding the behavior for which a protective order may be issued implicates crimes for which a violation of a protective order is an element of the offense (e.g., trespass). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101445D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222)
01/26/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Committee substitute printed 11104515D-S1
01/26/2011Incorporates SB1091
01/26/2011Incorporates SB1364
01/26/2011Incorporates SB877
01/26/2011Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222S1)
02/01/2011Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104515D-S1
02/03/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1222S1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Placed on Calendar
02/08/2011Read first time
02/08/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Committee substitute printed 11105271D-H1
02/14/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222H1)
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105271D-H1
02/16/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1222H1
02/16/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011House insisted on substitute
02/21/2011House requested conference committee
02/23/2011Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2011Senators: Barker, Deeds, Obenshain
02/24/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222H1)
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Gilbert, Bell, R.B., Torian
02/26/2011Conference substitute printed 11105585D-S2
02/26/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2011Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/26/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222S2)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1222ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1222ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1222ER)


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.