Family abuse; coercive control, penalty. (HB713)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family abuse; coercive control; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to engage in coercive control, defined in the bill, of a family or household member. The bill also includes coercive control in the definition of "family abuse" used for the basis of the issuance of family abuse protective orders. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102744D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB713)
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB713)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/11/2022Continued to 2023 in Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/22/2022Left in Courts of Justice


mxs562 writes:

When is the next time this bill will be heard? Who's taking over for Keam?

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