Sex offender registry; nursing homes, etc. register with State Police to get notification thereof. (HB2345)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offender registry; nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Requires nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to register with the Department of State Police to receive automatic notification of the registration of sex offenders within the same or a contiguous zip code area as the home or facility. The bill also requires such entities to ascertain, before admission, whether a potential admittee is a registered sex offender if it is anticipated that the admittee will stay for more than three days. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077744134
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/29/2007Read first time
01/30/2007Read second time
01/30/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2345E
01/30/2007Printed as engrossed 077744134-E
01/31/2007Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/31/2007Communicated to Senate
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2345ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Signed by President
02/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2345ER)
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 119 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0119)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1229.


Helen Adekoya writes:

This is a tremendous act that sex offenders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities should be made to register their name. I guess it is a good step made further to protect the citizens of the states, but on the other hand I wonder about the purpose of this bill because I think it's unnecessary to make residents who are deteriorating in health and age to suffer additionally. I know they should be made responsible for their past action but I still wonder about the purpose of this registration?

Helen Adekoya writes:

It is good act but I will like to know the purpose of the registration.