Sexually violent predators; Director of DOC determines if prisoner meets definition. (SB314)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sexually violent predators; civil commitment.  Eliminates the use of the Static-99 assessment instrument for evaluating whether a prisoner convicted of a sexually violent offense or an unrestorably incompetent defendant charged with a sexually violent offense should be civilly committed. Instead, the Director of the Department of Corrections, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall develop an assessment protocol to determine whether the prisoner or defendant meets the definition of a sexually violent predator. The bill also increases from 120 to 180 days the length of time the Commitment Review Committee has to complete its assessment of the prisoner or defendant for civil commitment and communicate its recommendation to the Attorney General. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103419D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Committee substitute printed 12104888D-S1
01/30/2012Incorporates SB91
01/31/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Read second time
02/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104888D-S1
02/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB314S1
02/02/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB314S1)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Committee substitute printed 12105444D-H1
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB314H1)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105444D-H1
02/20/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB314H1
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Title replaced 12105444D-S1
02/27/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB314ER)
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB314ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Signed by President
04/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 1/1/13)
04/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.