VA SB1504 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - Left in Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Assault and battery of federal law-enforcement officers; penalty. Adds to the definition of law-enforcement officer for purposes of the crime of assault and battery any special agent or law-enforcement officer of the United States Department of Justice, National Marine Fisheries Service of the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of State, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of the Interior; any inspector, law-enforcement official, or police personnel of the United States Postal Service; any United States marshal or deputy United States marshal whose duties involve the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States; any criminal investigator of the United States Department of Labor; any special agent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service; and any special agent of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Assault and battery against a law-enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his public duties is currently a Class 6 felony with a six-month mandatory minimum sentence.

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Assault and battery; federal law-enforcement officers, penalty.


Roll Calls

2019-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-06SenateLeft in Finance
2019-01-23SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-23SenateReported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102097D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18257(n/a)See Bill Text

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