Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies, penalty. (SB144)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


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 reasonable 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 contempt of court or in the same manner as criminal violations of other protective orders are punished. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


12/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101423D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
12/19/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB144)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB144)
01/27/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20106784D-S1
01/27/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/28/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB144S1)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106784D-S1
02/07/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB144ES1
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20106784D-ES1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB144ES1)

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