Sex offender registration; offender to include any electronic mail address, etc. that he will use. (SB1071)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


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 »


03/24/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075731105
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Introduced bill reprinted 075731105
01/16/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1071)
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1071)
01/24/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 070568766-S1
01/25/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1071S1)
01/28/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1071S1)
01/30/2007Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2007Committee substitute printed 070573766-S2
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1071S2)
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Committee substitute rejected 070568766-S1
02/01/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070573766-S2
02/01/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1071S2
02/01/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1071S2)
02/02/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 077853766-H1
02/20/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1071H1)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077853766-H1
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1071H1
02/22/2007Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 28-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (1-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House insisted on substitute
02/22/2007House requested conference committee
02/22/2007Senate acceded to request (34-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: McDougle, Howell, Rerras
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Albo, Gilbert, Moran
02/23/2007Conferees reappointed by House
02/23/2007Delegates: Hurt, Athey, Johnson
02/24/2007Conference substitute printed 077884766-S3
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 (SB1071S3)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1071ER)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1071ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1071ER)
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/24/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 823 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2749.