Assault and battery; full-time or part-time employee, penalty. (HB851)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery; school employees; penalty. Provides that a battery against any full-time or part-time employee of a public or private elementary school who is engaged in the performance of his duties is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and the punishment shall include a sentence of 15 days in jail, two days of which shall be a mandatory minimum sentence. Currently, only a battery against a teacher, principal, assistant principal, or guidance counselor is subject to this enhanced penalty for battery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101977D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2014Passed by for the day
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB851)
01/24/2014Read second time
01/24/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB851E
01/24/2014Printed as engrossed 14101977D-E
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Read third time and passed House (86-Y 14-N)
01/27/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB851E)
02/10/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Committee substitute printed 14104971D-S1
02/11/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB851S1)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Read third time
02/12/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104971D-S1
02/12/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB851S1
02/12/2014Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/14/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14104971D-S1 (3-Y 91-N)
02/14/2014VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2014House acceded to request
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB851S1)
02/20/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/2014Senators: Deeds, Puller, Wexton
02/21/2014Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2014Delegates: LeMunyon, Bell, R.B., Keam
02/28/2014C Amended by conference committee
02/28/2014Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 8-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB851ER)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB851ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB851ER)
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.