Obscenity; modifies educational, artistic, and theatrical exemption to laws. (HB1954)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Obscenity.  Modifies the educational, artistic, and theatrical exemption to obscenity laws by providing that certain crimes (child pornography and use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children) are not subject to the exemption. Read the Bill »


02/14/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101080D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Impact statement from (HB1954)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1954)
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)