Battery; increases penalty when against a school employee engaged in performance of his duties. (HB1687)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Battery; school employees; penalty. Increases the penalty for battery against a public or private school employee engaged in the performance of his duties from a Class 1 misdemeanor with a two-day mandatory minimum sentence to a Class 6 felony with a six-month mandatory minimum sentence. The bill also increases the mandatory minimum sentence if the battery is committed by use of a firearm or other weapon prohibited on school property from six months to one year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102371D
01/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1687)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice