Adultery and fornication by persons forbidden to marry; penalty. (SB23)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adultery and fornication by persons forbidden to marry; penalty.  Provides that it will be a Class 3 felony for parents or grandparents to commit adultery or fornication with their child or grandchild who is younger than 18 at the time of the offense. Read the Bill »


01/23/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/28/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102095D
12/28/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB23)
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB23)
01/23/2012Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

This law says it's ok to hump a family member if there over 18. Is this Richard Stuart a hill billy.

Arita writes:

Are we really so backward that this is even an issue? Incest is already prohibited.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Looking at the text of the bill, it looks like the law currently has a floor of the age of 13 on this law, and the bill would eliminate that floor. Presumably there's another law that provides different penalties for victims under the age of 13 but, for some reason, this law is being expanded. This is a great example of why legislators should publicly explain the intent behind their legislation.