Emergency protective orders; arrests for domestic assault, definition of law-enforcement officer. (SB71)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency protective orders; arrests for certain offenses. Defines a law-enforcement officer, for the purposes of obtaining an emergency protective order and for making arrests for assault and battery against a household member, stalking, and violation of a protective order, as any person authorized to make an arrest for a criminal offense, including special conservators of the peace. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103119D
12/19/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2014Committee substitute printed 14103993D-S1
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103993D-S1
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB71S1
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/19/2014Floor substitute printed 14105102D-H1 (Bell, Robert B.)
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Committee amendments rejected
02/24/2014Substitute by Delegate Bell, R.B. agreed to 14105102D-H1
02/24/2014Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB71H1
02/24/2014Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Title replaced 14105102D-H1
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB71ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (SB71ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Enacted, Chapter 797 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.