Victims of domestic violence; clerk of court shall make certain information available to petitioner. (SB426)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victims of domestic violence; list of local resources. Provides that upon issuance of an emergency, preliminary, or permanent protective order, the clerk of the court shall make available to the petitioner information that is published by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for victims of domestic violence or for petitioners in protective order cases. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101000D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105744D-S1
02/02/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106272D-S2
02/02/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB426S2
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18105468D-S1
02/05/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB426S1)
02/07/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106889D-S2
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105468D-S1
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106889D-S2
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB426S2
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB426S2)
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
03/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB426ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB426ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0652)


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 2 minutes.