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 an act of violence and upon the request of the victim or the attorney for the Commonwealth on behalf of the victim. 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. The bill provides that a violation of a protective order issued upon a conviction for an act of violence is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
02/18/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20108527D-H1
03/03/2020Read second time
03/03/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB144H1)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB144H1)
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108527D-H1
03/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB144H1
03/04/2020Passed House with substitute (90-Y 7-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Title replaced 20108527D-H1
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB144ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB144ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1005 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1005)