Assault and battery; hate crime, penalty. (HB300)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Assault and battery; hate crime; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony to commit a simple assault or assault and battery against a victim who was selected because of the victim's race, religious conviction, color, or national origin. Currently, a simple assault or assault and battery not resulting in bodily injury committed against such a victim is a Class 1 misdemeanor and an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury committed against such a victim is a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2018Committee
01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102625D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB300)
01/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB300)
01/25/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 3-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice