Assault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction, etc. (HB2042)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; mandatory minimum term of confinement. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warrant, petition, information, or indictment on which a person is convicted that such person has been previously convicted of an offense that occurred within a period of 10 years of the instant offense against a family or household member of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member, (ii) malicious wounding or unlawful wounding, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance, (v) strangulation, or (vi) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction that has the same elements of any of the above offenses such person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103707D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2042)
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19105044D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105044D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2042H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (85-Y 12-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2042H1)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2019Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/13/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2019Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Placed on Calendar
02/15/2019Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 93-N)
02/15/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2019Delegates: Murphy, Bell, R.B., Gilbert
02/20/2019House acceded to request
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Murphy, Bell, Robert B., Gilbert
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Howell, Obenshain, Peake
02/21/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/21/2019Conference report agreed to by House (87-Y 12-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2042ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2042ER)
03/26/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
03/26/2019Governor's substitute printed 19107809D-H2
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House rejected Governor's recommendation (46-Y 52-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: REJECTED (46-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
05/01/2019G Vetoed by Governor