Sex offender registration; offender to include any electronic mail address, etc. that he will use. (HB2749)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offender registration; child pornography; penalties. Requires a sex offender to include in the registration information any electronic mail address and any instant messaging screen name that he uses or will use. A sex offender must register any changes in email addresses, instant message, or other identity information within three days of such information changing. The bill defines child pornography as sexually explicit visual material which utilizes or has as a subject a person less than 18 years of age. The bill establishes enhanced penalties for the production, distribution, solicitation, participation, financing, or photographing of child pornography. The bill also clarifies that a person depicted or who presents the appearance of being less than 18 years of age in a sexually explicit manner is prima facie presumed to be less than 18 years of age. The bill repeals 18.2-374.1:2 but inserts similar language in 18.2-374.1:1 relating to facilitating payment for or access to child pornography. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075732105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Introduced bill reprinted 075732105
01/16/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2749)
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077816340-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2749)
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2749H1)
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2749H1)
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077816340-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2749H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 072019820-S1
02/13/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2749S1)
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072019820-S1
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2749S1
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
02/20/2007Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2007House acceded to request
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Hurt, Athey, Johnson
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Howell, Stolle, Norment
02/24/2007Conference substitute printed 077883340-H2
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2749H2)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2749ER)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2749ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2749ER)
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1071.