Emergency protective orders; not to be issued against law-enforcement officer performing his duties. (HB770)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders against law-enforcement officers Provides that an emergency protective order may only be issued against a law-enforcement officer for any action arising out of the performance of his duties if an investigation is conducted by an appropriate law-enforcement agency and just cause is found for the issuance of the order. The section does not apply to protective orders issued to protect a child, based on family abuse or issued in connection with a pending domestic relations case. Amends § 19.2-152.8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103205D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/16/2012 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/18/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
  • 01/23/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2012 Read first time
  • 01/26/2012 Read second time
  • 01/26/2012 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 01/26/2012 Engrossed by House as amended HB770E
  • 01/26/2012 Printed as engrossed 12103205D-E
  • 01/27/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/30/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/30/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/15/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2012 Read third time
  • 02/20/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/23/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB770ER)
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/07/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 146 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/07/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0146)


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 1 minute.