Immigrants; extortion thereof. (SB815)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human trafficking; penalties. Establishes the crime of and punishment for human trafficking, a Class 4 felony. Punishes human trafficking, when for the purposes of commercial sex acts or sexually explicit performance, as a Class 2 felony. Provides for civil liability, business entity liability, restitution to victims, and forfeiture of trafficker assets. Adds the crime of human trafficking as a racketeering activity under the Virginia RICO provisions. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073236720
01/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB815)
01/18/2007Committee substitute printed 077796720-S1
01/19/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB815S1)
01/22/2007Read second time
01/22/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077796720-S1
01/22/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB815S1
01/23/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/23/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2007Communicated 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
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 077849720-H1
02/20/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB815H1)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077849720-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB815H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB815ER)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB815ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB815ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0547)