Obscenity; modifies educational, artistic, and theatrical exemption to obscenity laws. (HB331)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


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 »


02/22/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102924D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB331)
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read first time
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB331)
02/08/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2012Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


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 3 minutes.