Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies, penalty. (HB1111)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for a felony offense of (i) violating a protective order, (ii) homicide, (iii) kidnapping, (iv) assaults and bodily woundings, (v) extortion, or (vi) criminal sexual assault. The bill provides that the duration of such protective order can be for any period of time, including up to the lifetime of the defendant, that the court deems necessary to protect the health and safety of the victim and may only prohibit (a) acts of family abuse or of violence, force, or threat against the victim or criminal offenses that may result in injury to the person or property of the victim and (b) such contacts by the defendant with the victim as the court deems necessary for the health or safety of the victim. The bill provides that a violation of a protective order issued upon conviction of one of the enumerated offenses is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102688D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1111)
01/26/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice