Assault and battery; penalty when occurs against family or household member. (HB1884)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery against family or household member; penalty. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member, when the person has been previously convicted of an offense of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member, (ii) malicious or unlawful wounding, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance, (v) strangulation, or (vi) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction which has the same elements as any of the above offenses, which occurred within a period of 20 years, and on a different date, the person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the Class 6 felony applies only if there are two prior convictions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101304D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1884)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice