Domestic violence-related misdemeanors; enhanced penalty. (HB754)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Domestic violence-related misdemeanors; enhanced penalty. Punishes a misdemeanor offense of violating a protective order, assault and battery against a family or household member, or stalking as a Class 6 felony if the person charged had been previously convicted of any of these offenses, however punished, or assault or bodily wounding within the preceding 20 years if the victim of the prior and the instant offenses was the same. Read the Bill »


03/02/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103904D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB754)
02/05/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Committee substitute printed 16105817D-S1
02/24/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/25/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB754S1)
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 35 seconds.