Children; penalty for sexual abuse against a child. (HB2068)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Indecent liberties with child; penalty. Adds sexual abuse to the prohibited acts that constitute indecent liberties. Sexual abuse includes any intentional touching of the child's intimate parts or material directly covering the child's intimate parts when done with the intent to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify any person. The penalty is a Class 5 felony and a violation will occur when the adult is 18 years or older and the child is under age 15 and will apply whether or not the child consents to the touching. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078140276
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2068)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077814276-H1
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077814276-H1
01/25/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2068H1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/15/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2068ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2068ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 463 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)