Child pornography; seizure and forfeiture of equipment. (SB1239)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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 »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070059105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Communicated to House
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1239)
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1239ER)
03/07/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1239ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2980.