Assault and battery; penalty. (SB5010)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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


08/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200122D
08/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/07/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5010)
08/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5010)
08/18/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
08/18/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20200864D-S1
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5019 (Reeves)
08/20/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5010)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5019 and HB5143.