Abuse and neglect of a child; failure to report missing, penalty. (SB66)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


False report of injury of child; failure to report missing child.  Provides that any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child under the age of 12 years who (i) falsely reports to law-enforcement the circumstances of an accident or other occurrence that results in serious injury to the life or health of such child or (ii) fails to report the child is missing within 12 hours of discovery is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Amends § 18.2-371.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/05/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100713D
  • 01/05/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/09/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB66)
  • 01/12/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB66)
  • 02/01/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/07/2012 Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/08/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2012 Read second time
  • 02/09/2012 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/09/2012 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/09/2012 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB66E
  • 02/09/2012 Printed as engrossed 12100713D-E
  • 02/10/2012 Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB66E)
  • 02/15/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/15/2012 Read first time
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/16/2012 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 02/27/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 02/27/2012 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/27/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/27/2012 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/29/2012 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 03/10/2012 Left in Appropriations