Assault and battery; penalty when against family to be elevated to Class 6 felony. (SB904)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family assault and battery.  Allows the penalty for family assault and battery to be elevated from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony if the defendant has previously been convicted of unlawful wounding or unlawful bodily injury by means of a substance. Under current law, malicious wounding and malicious bodily injury by means of a substance are two of the crimes that allow elevation of the penalty. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100684D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Impact statement from (SB904)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB904)
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Rereferred 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)
02/03/2011Read second time and engrossed
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
02/09/2011Assigned 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 (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2011Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/16/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Tabled in Appropriations