Assault and battery; adds prison contractor to class of people victimized in prisons, penalty. (SB547)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery a felony when certain classes of people are victimized; penalty.  Expands the class of people for whom, when they are victims of an assault or assault and battery, the offense is punished as a Class 6 felony. The expanded class would include a person employed as a prison contractor as defined in 53.1-261. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103830D
01/16/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB547)
01/25/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)