Sex offender registry; juvenile registration. (HB624)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offender registry; juvenile registration.  Requires registration on the sex offender registry for juveniles who were over the age of 13 at the time of the offense who were adjudicated delinquent on or after July 1, 2005, of rape, forcible sodomy or object sexual penetration. Read the Bill »


03/10/2012: failed house


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101847D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB624)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB624)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Amendment by Delegate Surovell rejected
02/13/2012Engrossed by House
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (74-Y 26-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB624)
02/21/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB624)
02/22/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Committee substitute printed 12105614D-S1
02/22/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/24/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB624S1)
02/28/2012Reported from Finance (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105614D-S1
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB624S1
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Senate substitute rejected by House 12105614D-S1 (17-Y 79-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: REJECTED (17-Y 79-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2012House acceded to request
03/07/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2012Delegates: Albo, Bell, Robert B., Johnson
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Vogel, Reeves, Garrett
03/10/2012No further action taken
03/10/2012Failed to pass in House


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB412.


stephen writes:

If Albo cared about kids why doesn't he register drunk drivers and drug dealers, since they harm more kids than sex offenders do. I truthfully think albo is afraid to take on drunk drivers, not the type of person I would call a leader, just another follower.

Rickey Moore writes:

A "child" of 13 is not responsible for their actions. If they were, they could also give informed consent. I'm wondering the heck the good Senator was thinking he would accomplish? Where would a 13 year old get redemption? He would be banned from further education in a public school, as a registered sex offender, for sure. And, if this 13 year old was so dysfunctional as to be pathological, then the child would be sent for mental health treatment. Have we no shame??

Sarah Williams writes:

We call children "children" because they are not yet adults, not yet responsible under the law. The current over-reaching legislature must not extend its anti-person legislation to include children in this abusive measure. A child being publicly registered as a sex offender is unthinkable. Where is our sense of responsibility as a society if we even consider stunting the life of an individual before that individual even reaches the age of consent or accountability under the law?