Sex offenders; prohibiting entry onto school grounds or other property, penalty. (HB2066)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offenses prohibiting entry onto school or other property; penalty. Expands the prohibition on entry onto school grounds by any adult convicted of a sexually violent offense to include (i) any school bus as defined in 46.2-100, (ii) any designated school bus stop during the time when school children are waiting to be picked up and transported to or are being dropped off from school or a school-sponsored activity, or (iii) any property, public or private, during hours when such property is being used solely by a public or private elementary or secondary school for a school-related or school-sponsored activity. Amends § 18.2-370.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2011 Committee
  • 01/11/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101197D
  • 01/11/2011 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/12/2011 Impact statement from (HB2066)
  • 01/12/2011 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2066)
  • 01/19/2011 Referred from Education
  • 01/19/2011 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/27/2011 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/28/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/28/2011 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/31/2011 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2011 Committee substitute printed 11104936D-H1
  • 01/31/2011 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/01/2011 Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
  • 02/02/2011 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/02/2011 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2066H1)
  • 02/02/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
  • 02/04/2011 Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2011 Read first time
  • 02/07/2011 Read second time
  • 02/07/2011 Committee substitute agreed to 11104936D-H1
  • 02/07/2011 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2066H1
  • 02/08/2011 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/08/2011 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/09/2011 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/14/2011 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2011 Committee substitute printed 11105342D-S1
  • 02/15/2011 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2066S1)
  • 02/15/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2011 Read third time
  • 02/16/2011 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/16/2011 Committee substitute agreed to 11105342D-S1
  • 02/16/2011 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2066S1
  • 02/16/2011 Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/18/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/21/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/22/2011 Passed by for the day
  • 02/23/2011 Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105342D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
  • 02/23/2011 VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/03/2011 Enrolled
  • 03/03/2011 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2066ER)
  • 03/03/2011 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/04/2011 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2066ER)
  • 03/06/2011 Signed by President
  • 03/26/2011 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 03/29/2011 Impact statement from DPB (HB2066ER)
  • 04/05/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/06/2011 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
  • 04/06/2011 VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/06/2011 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/06/2011 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/06/2011 Reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Reenrolled bill text (HB2066ER2)
  • 04/06/2011 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/06/2011 Enacted, Chapter 796 (effective 7/1/11)
  • 04/06/2011 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
  • 04/08/2011 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2066ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 45 seconds.


Susan Caperton writes:

This bill has already been introduced in the Education Committee. Why again. However, he does not have the 150 ft. restriction. If an RSO is driving down the road behind a bus and it stops, then you are in violation? There has to be some reasonability to these laws. What about RSO's with children. You cannot completely cut off their ability to get their children to school. This is unnecessary.

Mary writes:

This bill was amended to ONLY include school buses, which is completely acceptable.