Sexual offenses; prohibiting entry of those convicted onto school property, penalty. (HB2344)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offenses prohibiting entry onto school property; penalty. Provides that an adult who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony if he enters or is present, during school hours, any property he knows or has reason to know is a public or private elementary or secondary school or child day center property, unless he (i) is lawfully voting; (ii) is a student enrolled at the school; or (iii) has received a court order allowing him to enter upon such property. The bill provides that such an adult may petition the juvenile and domestic relations district court or circuit court in the county or city where the school or child day center is located for permission to enter such property. For good cause shown, the court may issue an order permitting the petitioner to enter and be present on such property, subject to restrictions the court deems appropriate. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077784134
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2344)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time and engrossed
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 amendment waived
02/12/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2007Passed by for the day
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2007Amendment by Senator Cuccinelli agreed to
02/13/2007Passed by for the day
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate amendment #1 rejected by House (2-Y 95-N)
02/16/2007Senate amendment #2 agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
02/20/2007Senate receded from amendment #1 (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2344ER)
03/01/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2344ER)
03/01/2007Signed by Speaker
03/04/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 284 (effective 7/1/07)
03/15/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)
03/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2344ER)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB927.