Abduction of minors; for sexual purposes, penalty. (HB1898)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial sex acts with minors.  Expands definition of abduction to include commercial sexual activity involving minors. The bill also expands the definition of abduction for purposes of sexual activity with a minor to include not only concubinage and prostitution but also pornography and sexual performances. The bill also punishes as abduction the use of a minor in the preparation of obscenity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103525D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Impact statement from (HB1898)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898)
01/27/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104885D-H1
01/31/2011Incorporates HB1893
01/31/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2011Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/02/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898H1)
02/02/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11105125D-H2
02/04/2011Incorporates HB1893
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute rejected 11104885D-H1
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105125D-H2
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1898H2
02/07/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898H2)
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Committee substitute printed 11105383D-S1
02/16/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/17/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898S1)
02/21/2011Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105383D-S1
02/23/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1898S1
02/23/2011Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Placed on Calendar
02/24/2011Senate substitute rejected by House 11105383D-S1 (1-Y 95-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2011House acceded to request
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Hugo, Albo, Watts
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: McEachin, Quayle, Reynolds
02/26/2011Conference substitute printed 11105660D-H3
02/26/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2011Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/26/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898H3)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1898ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1898ER)
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 784 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1898ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
04/08/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1898ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

One of a package of bills advocated by the Polaris Project as needed to help better address issues related to human trafficking. VACOLAO supports this bill.