Assault and battery; increases penalty for committing against a judge, law-enforcement officer, etc. (HB5143)

Introduced By

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel from a Class 6 felony with a mandatory term of confinement of six months to a Class 5 felony with a mandatory term of confinement of one year. The bill also provides that if such violation occurs during a state of emergency then such person is guilty of a Class 3 felony with a mandatory term of confinement of two years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/27/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200826D
08/27/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/28/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5143)
11/09/2020Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5010 and SB5019.