Protective orders; assault and battery; penalty. (HB609)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; assault and battery; penalty. Provides that a person who is the subject of a protective order who commits an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury on the person protected by the order is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the assault and battery must result in serious bodily injury in order for the offense to be punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101426D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB609)
02/05/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB609)
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice