Protective orders, preliminary; contents of order. (SB85)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Preliminary protective orders; contents of order. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit or a form completed by a law-enforcement officer that includes a statement of the grounds for the order, the court issuing the order shall state in the order the basis on which the order was entered, including a summary of the allegations made and the court's findings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100388D
12/11/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/27/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
03/02/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 5-N)
03/06/2018Left in Courts of Justice


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 1 minute.