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)

Progress

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

Description

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 one 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 which has the same elements of any of the above offenses and such prior conviction occurred within a period of 20 years of the instant conviction is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days. Amends § 18.2-57.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/07/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Committee
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)

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