2010 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: HB 258/09 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Simmons and Lee
Crimes - Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a 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 in a residence; 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; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of the abuse of a child under 18 for specified purposes.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Judiciary
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (135-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 4/6 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and 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 , 5-101 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
February 25, 2010: Third Reading Passed (135-0)