Child pornography; seizure and forfeiture of equipment. (HB2980)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child pornography; seizure and forfeiture of equipment; bail. Provides that all equipment and other personal property used in connection with the possession, production, distribution, publication, or sale of child pornography shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture. This bill also provides a person charged with violating 18.2-374.1 (crimes involving child pornography) or 18.2-374.3 (use of communications system to procure minors for various sexual offenses involving children) is rebuttably presumed ineligible for bail when the offender has reason to believe that the solicited person is a child under 15 years of age and the offender is at least five years older than the solicited person. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070060105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2980)
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077845232-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077845232-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2980H1
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
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2980H1)
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 072020820-S1
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 072020820-S1
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2980S1
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 agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2980ER)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2980ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 134 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0134)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1239.