Family or household member; adds to existing definition. (SB1230)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family or household member; definition. Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" the person's aunt, aunt-in-law, step-aunt, uncle, uncle-in-law, step-uncle, niece, nephew, and first and second cousin who reside in the same home as the person, and any individual who is in, or has been in, a dating relationship with the person. The definition is used for purposes of statutes related to assault and battery against a family or household member, stalking a family or household member, protective orders, and the recruitment of persons for criminal street gangs. Technical changes are made to change descriptions of family relationships to gender-neutral terms. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103582D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1230)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19105306D-S1
01/21/2019Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)