Violation of protective order or stalking; third or subsequent offense, penalty. (HB1580)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Violation of protective order or stalking; third or subsequent offense; penalty. Expands the offenses for which a conviction of a third or subsequent offense, when the offense is committed within 20 years of the first conviction and when either the instant or one of the prior offenses was based on an act or threat of violence and the instant and prior offenses arise out of separate incidents, is a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months from violating a protective order to any combination of violating a protective order or stalking. Read the Bill »


03/05/2018: Passed the Senate


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105108D
01/19/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1580)
01/19/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1580)
02/08/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (89-Y 10-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Committee substitute printed 18107678D-S1
02/26/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1580S1)
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1580S1)
03/01/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107906D-S2
03/02/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1580S2)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1580S2)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute rejected 18107678D-S1
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107906D-S2
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1580S2
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107906D-S2 (0-Y 96-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Cline, Bell, Robert B., Bourne
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Obenshain, McDougle, Edwards
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass