Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; makes procedural changes. (HB1628)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offender registry; registration and reregistration.  Makes procedural changes to some of the registration and reregistration procedures set forth in the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act. Where current law requires registration or reregistration to take place within three days, the bill clarifies that this means business days. The bill also specifies that when a person is required to reregister within 30 minutes of a change to an electronic mail or Internet communication identity, and such reregistration takes place electronically, the reregistration is deemed to have occurred when the person sent the update, and not when it was received or opened by the law-enforcement agency. Finally, the bill requires the Department of State Police to develop a system for allowing electronic reregistration of email and other Internet communication identity information. Current law allows this to be done electronically, but no system exists to implement the provision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101780D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1628)
01/24/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104815D-H1
01/28/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2011Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/02/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Appropriations


stephen writes:

I think this bill will help keep down the costs to the state.

Susan Caperton writes:

I think this is a great bill. I know that some State Trooper offices are not open every work day because of budget cuts so it makes it even harder to comply. If there is a three day weekend with a Federal Holiday it is impossible. Thank you Delegate Watts!

Rickey Moore writes:

Thank you for making a common sense bill. While I am opposed to the Registry in general, as it serves no useful purpose, disenfranchises those of us who remain offense free, and punishes us past the end of our commitments, this is better than what we had before. For that, I thank you. No one should be faced with a return to prison when the only offense is a piece of paperwork. Ric

stephen writes:

I'm shocked watts wrote it, last campaign she was chaseing sex offenders with a pair of sissors. maybe one of her korean voters got put on the registry.

Rosann Bocciarelli writes:

Hi,Stephen. I'm glad you're following the legislation, but I'm not sure your comment is helpful in furthering the debate.