Sexual offenses; prohibiting entry of those convicted onto school property, penalty. (SB927)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offenses prohibiting entry onto school property; penalty. Provides that an adult who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony if he enters or is present, during school hours, any property he knows or has reason to know is a public or private elementary or secondary school or child day center property, unless he (i) is lawfully voting; (ii) is a student enrolled at the school; or (iii) has received a court order allowing him to enter upon such property. The bill provides that such an adult may petition the juvenile and domestic relations district court or circuit court in the county or city where the school or child day center is located for permission to enter such property. For good cause shown, the court may issue an order permitting the petitioner to enter and be present on such property, subject to restrictions the court deems appropriate. Read the Bill »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077783134
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB927)
01/24/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB927E
02/01/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB927E)
02/01/2007Printed as engrossed 077783134-E
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
02/05/2007Engrossed bill reprinted 077783134-E
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
02/19/2007Reported 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)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB927ER)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB927ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB927ER)
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 370 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0370)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2344.