Stalking; penalty. (SB1297)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stalking; penalty. Provides that a person who on more than one occasion engages in conduct directed at another person with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, or when he knows or reasonably should know that the conduct will coerce, intimidate, or harass, the other person or the other person's family or household member is guilty of stalking, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under certain conditions subsequent offenses can be a felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101603D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB1297)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (7-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104340D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104340D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1297S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1297S1)
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/18/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 8 minutes.