Virtual child pornography; definition thereof. (HB864)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virtual child pornography; penalty. Defines "virtual child pornography" as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer image or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is indistinguishable from that of a minor engaging in sexual bestiality, a lewd exhibition of nudity, as nudity is defined in 18.2-390, or sexual excitement, sexual conduct, or sadomasochistic abuse, as also defined in 18.2-390. Punishes possession, production, etc., of virtual child pornography the same as child pornography. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063351256
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB864)
01/17/2006Introduced bill reprinted 063351256
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice