Assault and battery; penalty when against fire marshals with police powers. (SB772)

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 Passed


12/14/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100943D
12/14/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/15/2010Impact statement from (SB772)
12/15/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB772)
01/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2011Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB772)
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB772E
02/03/2011Printed as engrossed 11100943D-E
02/04/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB772E)
02/08/2011Placed on Calendar
02/08/2011Read first time
02/08/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/11/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Committee substitute printed 11105298D-H1
02/11/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB772H1)
02/15/2011Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/16/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Read second time
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105298D-H1
02/23/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB772H1
02/23/2011Passed House with substitute (87-Y 11-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105298D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB772ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB772ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 374 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB772ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.