Assault and battery against a family or household member; first offense, enhanced penalties. (HB765)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

First offense assault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalties. Provides that the deferral and dismissal of a first offense of assault and battery against a family or household member will be treated as a prior conviction for the purpose of determining whether a person is eligible for the enhanced Class 6 felony penalties for stalking or assault and battery against a family or household member that apply based on a person's prior convictions. Read the Bill »

Status

02/24/2016: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103550D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB765)
02/05/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB765)
02/12/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-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 (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO FIRST OFFENSE ASSAULT AND BATTERY AGAINST A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER, ENHANCED PENALTIES. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 99, NOS, ZERO. AYES 99, NOS, ZERO, THE BILL IS PASSED. TURNING TO PAGE 56 OF THE


Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock): HAVING NEVER HAD THEIR DAY IN COURT. YOU MAY RECALL THAT PART OF OUR AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNOR, OUR BROAD AGREEMENT ON FIREARMS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THIS YEAR CONTEMPLATED THAT WE WOULD ONLY APPLY THE PROHIBITION ON POSSESSING A FIREARM TO THOSE WHO HAD HAD THEIR DAY IN COURT AFTER A JUDGE HAD -- AFTER THEY