Indecent exposure; penalty. (SB3)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Elements of indecent exposure. Provides that any person who (i) intentionally makes an obscene display or exposure of his person, or the private parts thereof, in (a) any public place, or (b) any place where others may see him, intending to be seen by others, or (ii) procures another to so expose himself, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The section previously provided that such person was guilty of indecent exposure if the display was done in any public place or in any place where others are present, and did not include the requirement that he intended the display or exposure to be seen by others. Read the Bill »

Status

01/30/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
11/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080302304
11/21/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/07/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB3)
12/07/2007Introduced bill reprinted 080302304
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB3)
01/30/2008Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB491 and SB270.

Comments

David Halaby writes:

Hateful local governments run by ignorant, manipulative, hateful Christians can use this to humiliate and intimidate anyone they choose. With this law in place, anyone who is different loses the privacy of their home.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Um.

What?

Kris Amundson writes:

Hardly. This was a guy who deliberately exposed himself--repeatedly-- to a woman as part of a broader harassment effort.

Language is problematic, to be sure, but is being worked on.

BILL SAMARAS writes:

HAVING DONE THIS MANY TIMES IN SHOPPING MALLS,AND OUTSIDE AND WANTING TO GET CAUGHT I
DON'T THINK THIS LAW WILL DO ANY MORE GOOD
THAN IT HAS.I HAVE BEEN NAKED IN MALLS ,OUTSIDE
A POLICEMAN STOPPED ME 1 TIME AND DID NOT DO
ANYTHING.I WAS EVEN AROUND CHILDREN AND THEY
STILL DID NOTHING