Assault and battery against a family member; child witness as a sentencing consideration. (SB66)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Assault and battery against a family member; child witness as a sentencing consideration. Provides that if a defendant is convicted of assault and battery against a family or household member and a minor who is a family or household member of the defendant was a witness to the offense, the court may consider such circumstance as an aggravating factor in determining sentencing. Amends § 18.2-57.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

11/30/2017: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
11/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100303D
11/30/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2018Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)