Assault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. (HB661)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


First offense assault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. 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 penalty for assault and battery against a family or household member, which applies on the basis of a person's prior convictions. Read the Bill »


03/05/2018: Passed the Senate


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103526D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB661)
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB661)
02/08/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Rereferred to Finance
03/01/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107909D-S1
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB661S1)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107909D-S1
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB661S1
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107909D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Murphy, Bell, Robert B., Habeeb
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: McDougle, Reeves, Peake
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass


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 29 seconds.