Sex offender treatment offices; prohibited in certain residential areas. (HB2776)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offender counseling offices adjacent to residential areas. Prohibits counseling offices and similar facilities that provide services to convicted sex offenders from operating within or adjacent to residential areas. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075177220
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2776)
01/22/2007Read first time
01/23/2007Read second time
01/23/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2776E
01/23/2007Printed as engrossed 075177220-E
01/24/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to Senate
01/25/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2776E)
02/08/2007Committee substitute printed 077851220-S1
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 substitute waived
02/12/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077851220-S1
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2776S1
02/12/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2776S1)
02/15/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2776ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
02/27/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2776ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2776ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 878 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0878)


Lloyd Snook writes:

What does "adjacent to" mean? Literally right next to a parcel that is zoned residential? Right next to a parcel that is zoned for business but happens to have a home on it? How about a neighborhood that has stores on the ground floor but residential condominiums above? What does it mean to "provide services to convicted sex offenders"? Does that include "provide alcohol counseling to people who may include convicted sex offenders"? Or does it mean "provide sex therapy to convicted sex offenders"? Does it apply to public facilities? Or to private offices as well? Until someone can answer these questions, the bill isn't ready for consideration.