Violations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. (HB2012)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Violations of protective orders; preliminary child protective order. Changes the punishment and sentencing requirements for a violation of a preliminary child protective order so that the maximum penalty is a Class 1 misdemeanor and the court is no longer required to enter a permanent family abuse protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) upon a conviction of a violation of a preliminary child protective order. The bill provides that a violation of a preliminary child protective order is punishable as contempt of court; however, if the violation involves an act or acts of commission or omission that endanger the child's life, health, or normal development or result in bodily injury to the child, it is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, violations of preliminary child protective orders constitute contempt of court and are also subject to the same penalties as violations of preliminary, emergency, and permanent family abuse protective orders, including enhanced penalties for certain violations. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100411D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1415.

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