Assault and battery; penalty. (SB5019)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


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 »


08/18/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


08/10/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200191D
08/10/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/14/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5019)
08/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5019)
08/18/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB5010-Norment) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/20/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB5019)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5010 and HB5143.