Sex offender registry; nursing homes, etc. register with State Police to get notification thereof. (SB1229)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Sex offender registry; nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Requires nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to register with the Department of State Police to receive automatic notification of the registration of sex offenders within the same or a contiguous zip code area as the home or facility. The bill also requires such entities to ascertain, before admission, whether a potential admittee is a registered sex offender if it is anticipated that the admittee will stay for more than three days. Amends § 32.1-127, § 63.2-1732, § 9.1-914, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

03/09/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077743134
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2007Assigned Education sub: Health Care
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1229)
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Read second time and engrossed
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 on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/12/2007Read second time
02/13/2007Passed by for the day
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2007Passed House with amendments (94-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/16/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Enrolled
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1229ER)
02/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1229ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 164 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0164)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2345.

Comments

Helen Adekoya writes:

This is a tremendous act that sex offenders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities should be made to register their name. I guess it is a good step made further to protect the citizens of the states, but on the other hand I wonder about the purpose of this bill because I think it's unnecessary to make residents who are deteriorating in health and age to suffer additionally. I know they should be made responsible for their past action but I still wonder about the purpose of this registration?

Helen Adekoya writes:

It is good act but I will like to know the purpose of the registration.