Sex Offender Registry; clarifies person convicted of registrable offense must register. (SB1065)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex Offender Registry; penalty. Clarifies that a person convicted of attempt or conspiracy to commit a registerable offense must register. The bill elevates carnal knowledge of a child 13 years of age but less than 15 years of age, which is currently a registerable offense, to a sexually violent offense and makes pandering, which is currently not a registerable offense, a sexually violent offense. The bill makes a first offense (currently a second offense) of production, publication, sale, possession with intent to distribute, and financing of sexually explicit visual material involving children a sexually violent offense. Federal convictions for sex trafficking, abusive sexual contact, and sexual abuse are added as sexually violent offenses. Persons required to register will have to provide palm prints and vehicle registration information for any vehicle they own or operate. Failure to reregister in person within three days following any change in owned or operated vehicle registration information will be a Class 6 felony. Persons who do not have a continuing duty to register for life must petition the court in order to be relieved of the duty to register. In addition to the current requirement that a petition may not be filed for 10 years after initial registration or a conviction for failure to register, the bill adds that a person may not file a petition for 10 years after conviction of any felony, and that a petition may not be filed until all court-ordered treatment, counseling, and restitution is completed. The court must obtain a copy of the petitioner's complete criminal history and registration history and the Commonwealth must be made a party to the action. The bill has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


03/21/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 07777912" SB1065"
01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 077779120
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1065)
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 070571766-S1
01/25/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1065S1)
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070571766-S1
01/29/2007Emergency clause deleted
01/29/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1065S1
01/30/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to House
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1065S1)
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 077044766-H1
02/20/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1065H1)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077044766-H1
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Passed by temporarily
02/22/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1065H1
02/22/2007Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (27-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1065ER)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1065ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/21/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 718 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)