2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 615
Sponsored By:
Delegates McComas, Eckardt, Frank, George, Haddaway, McDonough, Shank, and Shewell
Stalking and Domestic Violence - Cruelty Toward a Pet or Service Animal


Changing the definition of "stalking" to include a malicious course of conduct that puts another person in reasonable fear that a pet or service animal likely will suffer cruelty or aggravated cruelty; authorizing a District Court Commissioner or a judge in a specified protective order to order a respondent to remain away from or refrain from cruelty or aggravated cruelty to a pet or service animal or to give the pet or service animal to a specified person; 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 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
District Courts
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Protection Orders

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 3-802 , 10-601 , 10-604 , 10-606 )
Family Law
( 4-501 , 4-501 , 4-501 , 4-504.1 , 4-504.1 , 4-505 , 4-505 , 4-506 , 4-506 , 4-509 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered