Dating relationship abuse; penalty. (SB550)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dating relationship abuse; penalty. Expands the crime of assault and battery against a family or household member to include persons in a dating relationship, as defined in the bill. The bill also expands the class of persons who are eligible to obtain a protective order in cases of family abuse to include persons who are in a dating relationship and who have been subjected to dating relationship abuse, also defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101071D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB550)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB550)
02/03/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Judiciary