Sex crimes; penalties. (SB436)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa), and Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex crimes; penalties.  Imposes a mandatory minimum life sentence for rape, forcible sodomy, and object sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103707D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436)
01/23/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104528D-S1
01/23/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436S1)
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB436S1)
02/07/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12105073D-S2
02/08/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436S2)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Committee substitute rejected 12104528D-S1
02/09/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105073D-S2
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB436S2
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 2-N)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105658D-H1
02/27/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436H1)
02/28/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read second time
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105658D-H1
03/05/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB436H1
03/05/2012Passed House with substitute (70-Y 24-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012House insisted on substitute
03/07/2012House requested conference committee
03/08/2012Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Obenshain, Garrett, Reeves
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Bell, Robert B, Albo, Spruill
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (81-Y 14-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106046D-S3
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436S3)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB436ER)
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB436ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/16/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB436ER)
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0575)


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 12 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB973.