Assault and battery; federal law-enforcement officers, penalty. (SB1504)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of federal law-enforcement officers; penalty. Adds to the definition of law-enforcement officer for purposes of the crime of assault and battery any special agent or law-enforcement officer of the United States Department of Justice, National Marine Fisheries Service of the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of State, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of the Interior; any inspector, law-enforcement official, or police personnel of the United States Postal Service; any United States marshal or deputy United States marshal whose duties involve the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States; any criminal investigator of the United States Department of Labor; any special agent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service; and any special agent of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Assault and battery against a law-enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his public duties is currently a Class 6 felony with a six-month mandatory minimum sentence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102097D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1504)
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1504)
02/06/2019Left in Finance