Protective orders; various changes to provisions governing those issued by court, venue. (SB300)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; juveniles; venue.  Makes various changes to the provisions governing protective orders issued by a juvenile and domestic relations district court, including (i) clarifying that only violations related to trespass, criminal offenses, acts of abuse, or prohibited contacts are Class 1 misdemeanors; (ii) clarifying that juvenile and domestic relations district courts have jurisdiction over all protective orders that involve juveniles, whether as petitioner or as respondent; and (iii) allowing judges to prohibit contact between the respondent and the petitioner's family.

The bill also creates a venue statute for protective orders issued under Chapter 9.1 of Title 19.2. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102975D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104423D-S1
01/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Passed by for the day
01/26/2012Read second time
01/26/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104423D-S1
01/26/2012Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2012Amendment by Senator Howell agreed to
01/26/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB300ES1
01/26/2012Printed as engrossed 12104423D-ES1
01/27/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12105758D-H1
03/06/2012Read second time
03/07/2012Read third time
03/07/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105758D-H1
03/07/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB300H1
03/07/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Title replaced 12105758D-H1
03/09/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB300ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB300ER)
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0637)


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.