HB992: Prostitution; definition thereof.

HOUSE BILL NO. 992
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-346 of the Code of Virginia, relating to definition of prostitution.
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Patron-- Bell
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 18.2-346 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-346. Being a prostitute or prostitution.

A. Any person who, for money or its equivalent, commits adultery, fornication, manipulation of the genitals of another by hand resulting in ejaculation, or any act in violation of § 18.2-361, or offers to commit adultery, fornication, manipulation of the genitals of another by hand resulting in ejaculation, or any act in violation of § 18.2-361 and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof, shall be is guilty of being a prostitute, or prostitution, which shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. Any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts as enumerated above and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof shall be guilty of solicitation of prostitution and shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.