Human trafficking; DCJS, etc., regarding identification, etc., of offenses using existing statutes. (SB1453)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human trafficking; Statewide Facilitator.  Requires the Attorney General to establish a Statewide Facilitator for Victims of Human Trafficking within the Office of the Attorney General. The Statewide Facilitator will have the responsibility of assisting agencies in implementing programs assisting victims of human trafficking and reporting on the status of such programs to the House Committee for Courts of Justice and the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice and the Virginia State Crime Commission by January 1 of each year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11100598D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104633D-S1
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1453S1)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104633D-S1
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1453S1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/14/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2011Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1453ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1453ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 719 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0719)


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 40 seconds.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill will enhance enforcement of human trafficking laws by providing for training for prosecutors.