Sexually violent predators; adds to list of offenses that qualify as sexual offenses. (SB317)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Adds to the list of offenses that qualify as sexually violent offenses: abduction with intent to defile, abduction of a child under 16 years of age for the purpose of prostitution, carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years of age, and carnal knowledge of minors in custody of the court or state. The requirement that the complaining witness be under 13 years of age for aggravated sexual battery to qualify is removed. A felony conviction for conspiracy to commit or attempt to commit any of the qualified offenses is added as a qualifying offense. Incompetent defendants will be reviewed by the Commitment Review Committee. The bill provides that the Static-99 will be used to identify prisoners who will be forwarded to the Commitment Review Committee (CRC) for assessment and that if the Director of the Department of Corrections and the Commissioner of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services agree that no specific scientifically validated instrument exists to measure the risk assessment of a prisoner, the prisoner may be evaluated by a psychiatrist or psychologist to determine if he should be forwarded to the CRC. A person on conditional release will be subject to mandatory GPS monitoring. The bill also adds abduction with intent to extort money or for immoral purposes to the felonies for which a presentence report is required. The provisions regarding qualifying offenses will be effective January 1, 2007, the remainder of the bill will be effective July 1, 2006. This bill has been incorporated into SB 559. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061188134
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB559-Stolle) (15-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB317)