Sexual offenses; raises penalty for use of communications systems when involving children. (HB2979)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Use of communications systems to facilitate certain sex offenses involving children. Raises the penalty for use of a communications system, including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means for the purposes of procuring or promoting the use of a minor for any activity in violation of 18.2-370 or 18.2-374.1 (solicitation and certain sex offenses) from a Class 6 to a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073235232
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2979)
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
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
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2979)
02/19/2007Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (3-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)