Stalking; venue, penalty. (HB451)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stalking; venue; penalty. Allows a person to be prosecuted for a stalking charge in the jurisdiction where the person resided at the time of such stalking. The bill also provides that evidence of any conduct that occurred outside the Commonwealth may be admissible, if relevant, in any prosecution for stalking. Currently, such evidence is admissible as long as the prosecution is based upon conduct occurring within the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103062D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB451)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB451)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/23/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106970D-S1
02/23/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB451S1)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB451S1)
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Passed by for the day
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Floor substitute printed 22107704D-S2 (Morrissey)
03/09/2022Floor substitute printed 22107723D-S3 (Morrissey)
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Committee substitute rejected 22106970D-S1
03/09/2022Substitute by Senator Morrissey withdrawn 22107704D-S2
03/09/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/09/2022Substitute by Senator Morrissey agreed to 22107723D-S3
03/09/2022Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB451S3
03/09/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB451S3)
03/10/2022Passed by temporarily
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB451S3)
03/10/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22107723D-S3 (100-Y 0-N)
03/10/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB451ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB451ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 276 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)