Internet; penalty for facilitating payment by children to access sexually explicit material thereon. (SB348)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sexually explicit material; aiding and abetting Internet payment; penalty. Provides that any person who intentionally operates an Internet website for the purpose of facilitating the payment for access to sexually explicit visual material that utilizes or has as a subject a person under the age of 18 years is guilty of a Class 4 felony. This bill is identical to HB 1014. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069817744
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB348)
01/23/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2006Committee substitute printed 064627744-S1
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB348S1)
02/07/2006Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064627744-S1
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB348S1
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 060042744-H1
03/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB348H1)
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060042744-H1
03/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB348H1
03/06/2006Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (1-Y 39-N)
03/09/2006House insisted on substitute
03/09/2006House requested conference committee
03/09/2006Senate acceded to request (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Howell, Norment, Stolle
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Hurt, Bell, Johnson
03/10/2006Conference substitute printed 064897744-S2
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB348S2)
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by House (87-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB348ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB348ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB348ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)