2011 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 653
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lee, Alston, Barkley, Cane, Conway, Cullison, Dumais, Frick, Glenn, Gutierrez, Healey, Hixson, Ivey, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Luedtke, A. Miller, Mizeur, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, and Wilson
Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of Abuse


Altering the definition of "abuse" for purposes of specified provisions of law relating to domestic violence to include harassment, trespass, and malicious destruction of property under specified provisions of law.

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 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, District 23A
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Protection Orders
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 4-501 , 4-501 )


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 :