Sexually violent predators; evaluation determining whether a prisoner meets definition thereof. (SB529)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil commitment of sexually violent predators; evaluation.  Provides that an evaluation for initial determination of whether a prisoner meets the definition of a sexually violent predator may be performed by a licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101799D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB529)
02/10/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/15/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB529E
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10101799D-E
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/26/2010Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/26/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB529E)
03/03/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB529ER)
03/14/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB529ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 389 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0389)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.


Mary writes:

SVP status is too important of a classification and should ONLY be determined by a specialist in the field, NOT a licensed clinical social worker.
What the heck???????

Jack Ford writes:

Hey, people being judged in mental health non-sexual predator are going to be evaluated for Capacity, not just classification by a nurse specialist under Janet Howell's new advance directive law. Once judged incapicitated by someone who can not practice independently as a licensed professional can the person is subject to involuntary ECT and drugging for up to 6 months. The whole idea is to make sure everyone is judged to be what they want them to be, and to save money as well. This is all about taking away due process for everyone, people who have never committed a crime and people who have both. Civil rights are passe among Democrats and Republicans in Virginia. No one should be committed to a mental institution for a crime in the first place, if they want longer sentences then impose them in the first place. Don't call criminals mentally ill and stigmatize people who actually have mental illnesses and don't choose one class of criminals to treat differently. I'd rather have a list of murderers in my neighborhood to tell the truth...amd white collar criminals who might embezzle from my association...