Assault and battery against a health care provider; enhanced penalty. (SB1395)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Assault and battery against a health care provider; enhanced penalty. Adds to the existing enhanced penalty for committing a battery against a health care provider the provision that any person who commits a simple assault against a health care provider, as defined in the bill, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor that shall include a term of confinement of 15 days in jail, two of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement. The bill also adds health care providers to the list of professions against whom committing a malicious wounding or an unlawful wounding is subject to an enhanced penalty. As amended, malicious wounding is a Class 3 felony, and malicious wounding of a health care provider is punishable by imprisonment for a period of five to 30 years with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of two years. Unlawful wounding of a health care provider is a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year. Amends § 18.2-51.1, § 18.2-57, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101473D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1395)

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