Stalking; Class 6 felony for conviction of second offense within five years of prior conviction. (HB2211)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), and Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penalty for second offense of stalking. Provides that, upon conviction of a second offense of stalking occurring within five years of a prior conviction of such an offense, if such person was also convicted within the five-year period prior to the instant offense of a violation of (i) assault and battery when the victim of that crime was the same person who was the victim of the stalking activity in the instant conviction, (ii) domestic assault, or (iii) a protective order, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103602D
01/11/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2211)
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104622D-H1
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2211H1)
01/29/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2211H1)
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104622D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2211H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate amendment rejected by House (3-Y 94-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Reeves, Garrett, Marsh
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: McClellan, Sherwood, Scott, E.T.
02/22/2013Passed by temporarily
02/22/2013Passed by for the day
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2211ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2211ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2211ER)
03/19/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB2211ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2211ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.