Incapacitated adults; crimes against person, penalty. (HB1603)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crimes against incapacitated adults; penalty. Provides that any person who commits an offense set forth in Chapter 4 (crimes against the person), Chapter 5 (crimes against property), or Chapter 6 (crimes involving fraud) of Title 18.2 knowing or having reason to know that the victim of the offense is an incapacitated adult is guilty of a separate and distinct Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill adds that if the offender is a person responsible for the care of the victim, punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 30 days if the underlying offense is a misdemeanor and a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months if the underlying offense is a felony. Read the Bill »


01/25/2013: Merged into HB1682


01/06/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102747D
01/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1603)
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1603)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1682-Bell, Robert B.)