Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty. (SB973)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)

Progress

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

Description

Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty. Expands the penalty for battery against a health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties to apply in hospitals, or in emergency rooms in any clinic or other facility rendering emergency care. Under current law, the penalties only apply to a battery against an emergency health care provider. The bill requires the Department of Health to work with stakeholder groups to develop guidelines regarding the publication of penalties for battery on a health care provider and for the training of health care professionals and providers in violence prevention programs. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101152D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB973)
01/25/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Enrolled
02/14/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB973ER)
02/14/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB973ER)
02/14/2017Signed by Speaker
02/15/2017Signed by President
02/15/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 56 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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

[ APPLAUSE ] THE SENATOR FROM ACCOMACK COUNTY, SENATOR LEWIS.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac): MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE FOR AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac): MR. PRESIDENT, SOMEWHERE EITHER IN THE GALLERY OR ON THE CAMPUS HERE VISITING WITH US TODAY ARE STAFF FROM THE VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES FOUNDATION BOARD. IN ADDITION TO GIVING THEM THE WARM WELCOME, I WOULD POINT OUT TO THE SENATORS THAT THEY HAVE A BOOTH SET UP IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING WITH ALL SORT OF INTERESTING EXHIBITS AND DISPLACE.

[Unknown]: IF THERE ARE MEMBERS FROM VIMS IN THE GALLERY TODAY, WOULD YOU PLEASE RISE? THEY MAY BE WATCHING FROM ANOTHER VIEWING AREA, BUT I WAS ABLE TO TALK WITH THEM EARLIER TODAY. AS MOST PEOPLE DO, THEY'RE PART OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY AND DO GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENTALLY ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM VIMS THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. [ APPLAUSE ] ARE THERE OTHER MATTERS FOR THE MORNING HOUR? SEEING NONE, THE CLERK WILL CALL SENATE CALENDAR FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT ALL THE SENATE BILLS ON THE THIRD READING ON THE UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, WHICH INCLUDES ALL SENATE BILLS ON PAGE 1 THROUGH PAGE 14, INCLUDING SENATE BILL 919 THROUGH SENATE BILL 1533, BE PLACED ON THEIR FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK, THAT ANY SENATOR WHO DESIRES TO REMOVE A BILL FROM THE BLOCK WILL PLEASE DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE BILLS ON THE UNCONTESTED CALENDAR THIRD READING, PAGE 1 THROUGH PAGE 14, SENATE BILL 919 THROUGH SENATE BILL 1533, BE PLACED UPON THEIR FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY SENATOR DESIRING A BILL REMOVED FROM THE BLOCK WOULD DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THE BILL. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE BILLS ARE BEFORE US IN THE BLOCK. THE CLERK WILL PLEASE READ THE NUMBER OF THE BILL.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): SENATE BILL 919. WE HAVE TWO FLOOR AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THAT BILL BE PULL OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY YET AGAIN.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 919 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): SENATE BILL 1064. SENATE BILL 1173.

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): WITH APOLOGIES TO THE SPONSOR, COULD THAT BILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 1173 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): SENATE BILL 815. SENATE BILL 848. SENATE BILL 853. SENATE BILL 854. SENATE BILL 861. SENATE BILL 904. SENATE BILL 928. SENATE BILL 946. SENATE BILL 947. SENATE BILL 1020. SENATE BILL 1048. SENATE BILL 1054. SENATE BILL 1100. SENATE BILL 1140. SENATE BILL 1159. SENATE BILL 1160. SENATE BILL 1176. SENATE BILL 1177. SENATE BILL 1232. SENATE BILL 1245. SENATE BILL 1260.

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. CAN SB 1260 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 1260 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 1272. SENATE BILL 1276. SENATE BILL 1284. SENATE BILL 1321. SENATE BILL 1331. SENATE BILL 1384. SENATE BILL 1484. SENATE BILL 1486. SENATE BILL 1497. SENATE BILL 1504. SENATE BILL 1533.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1921.