Voluntary commitment; acknowledgement as sexually violent predator. (HB258)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary commitment as sexually violent predator. Allows a judge, after a probable cause hearing to determine a person's status as a sexually violent predator, for purposes of indeterminate commitment, inquire of the respondent if he acknowledges that he is a sexually violent predator as defined in 37.2-900 and if he is therefore willing to submit to commitment and treatment without proceeding to trial for such a determination. If the respondent so acknowledges and so submits, the court shall proceed as if a determination that he is a sexually violent predator had been made at trial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2008Presented and ordered printed 088029504
01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088029504
01/02/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice