Stalking; enhanced penalties. (HB361)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Stalking; enhanced penalties.  Provides that any person who commits a second or subsequent offense of stalking within five years of a conviction of a prior offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the Class 6 felony applies for a third or subsequent offense. The bill also provides that any person who commits an offense of stalking is guilty of a Class 6 felony when, at the time of the offense, there is in effect any court order prohibiting contact between the defendant and the victim or the victim's family or household member. Amends § 18.2-308.1:4, § 18.2-60.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Committee
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100443D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB361)
01/27/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/20/2012Left in Appropriations