2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: HB 368/07 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Simmons, Waldstreicher, Dumais, Heller, Kramer, Lee, McComas, Ramirez, Rosenberg, and Shank
Crimes - Committing Crime of Violence in Presence of Minor - Penalties


Prohibiting a person from committing a crime of violence while knowingly in the presence of a minor under the age of 18 who witnesses the crime; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; establishing that a sentence under the Act is separate from and consecutive to a sentence for a crime based on the act establishing a violation of the Act; providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of the abuse of a child under 18 for specified purposes; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (135-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Violence -see also- Domestic Violence; Harassment

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 9-106 )
Criminal Law
( 3-601.1 )
Public Safety
( 5-101 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 932110/01     Offered on: March 21, 2008   at: 12:02 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 19, 2008: Third Reading Passed (135-0)