Assault and battery; adds magistrates within enhanced penalty provision. (SB966)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of magistrate; penalty. Elevates the punishment for committing an assault and battery against a magistrate who is engaged in the performance of his public duties from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony, with a six-month mandatory minimum term of confinement. Amends § 18.2-57, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/21/2013: Merged into SB853


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101024D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB966)
01/21/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB853-Petersen) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)