Strangulation of another; penalty. (HB752)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of a family or household member by strangulation; penalty.  Raises the penalty for assault and battery of a family or household member from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony when the assault and battery is accomplished by strangling the victim. The bill also raises from a Class 6 to a Class 5 felony the penalty for assault and battery of a family or household member when the perpetrator has been convicted of certain prior offenses and commits the offense by strangulation. The bill also expands the list of prior offenses for which aggravated punishment is authorized to include unlawful wounding as well as malicious wounding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103930D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB752)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB752)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Committee substitute printed 12104763D-H1
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB752H1)
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104763D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB752H1
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB752H1)
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105684D-S1
02/27/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB752S1)
02/28/2012Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105684D-S1
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB752S1
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Senate substitute rejected by House 12105684D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate receded from substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB752ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB752ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB752ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 602 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0602)


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB459.