Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Compensating victims of crime; persons eligible for award includes grandchildren.

Includes grandchildren of the victim of a crime, who are alive at the time of the commission of the crime, in the list of persons eligible for compensation as a result of the death of the victim (i) as a direct result of the crime or (ii) due to the victim's trying to prevent a crime or attempted crime from occurring or trying to apprehend a person who had committed a crime in his presence or had committed a felony.

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01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101592D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20101592D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 988
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 19.2-368.4 of the Code of Virginia, relating to compensating victims of crime; persons eligible for award; grandchildren.
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    Patrons-- Batten and Kory
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    Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 19.2-368.4 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    19.2-368.4. Persons eligible for awards.

    A. The following persons shall be eligible for awards pursuant to this chapter unless the award would directly and unjustly benefit the person who is criminally responsible:

    1. A victim of a crime or the parent or guardian of a minor who is the victim of a crime.

    2. A surviving spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, grandchild who is alive at the time of the commission of the crime, or child, including posthumous children, of a victim of a crime who died as a direct result of such crime.

    3. Any person, except a law-enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his duties, who is injured or killed while trying to prevent a crime or an attempted crime from occurring in his presence, or trying to apprehend a person who had committed a crime in his presence or had, in fact, committed a felony.

    4. A surviving spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, grandchild who is alive at the time of the commission of the crime, or child, including posthumous children, of any person who dies as a direct result of trying to prevent a crime or attempted crime from occurring in his presence, or trying to apprehend a person who had committed a crime in his presence or had, in fact, committed a felony.

    5. Any other person legally dependent for his principal support upon a victim of crime who dies as a result of such crime, or legally dependent for his principal support upon any person who dies as a direct result of trying to prevent a crime or an attempted crime from occurring in his presence or trying to apprehend a person who had committed a crime in his presence or had, in fact, committed a felony.

    B. A person who is criminally responsible for the crime upon which a claim is based, or an accomplice or accessory of such person, shall not be eligible to receive an award with respect to such claim.

    C. A resident of Virginia who is the victim of a crime occurring outside Virginia and any other person as defined in subsection A who is injured as a result of a crime occurring outside Virginia shall be eligible for an award pursuant to this chapter if (i) the person would be eligible for benefits had the crime occurred in Virginia and (ii) the state, country or territory in which the crime occurred does not have a crime victims compensation program deemed eligible pursuant to the provisions of the federal Victims of Crime Act and does not compensate nonresidents.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Amanda E. Batten R-Richmond Sponsor
    Kaye Kory D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/29/2020 House House: Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N)
    01/27/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
    01/23/2020 House House: Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
    01/22/2020 House House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 1-N)
    01/22/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
    01/17/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
    01/16/2020 House House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101592D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    House 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM 18 0 0
    House 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM 7 0 0
    House 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 22 1 0
    House 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM 8 1 0
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