Sex offense; felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor. (SB668)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor sex offense; penalty.  Provides that when a person is convicted of a specified misdemeanor sex offense and it is alleged in the warrant that he was convicted of two or more substantially similar offenses under the laws of another state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States within the previous 10 years, he is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the prior convictions are limited to convictions under Virginia law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103750D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB668)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

I'd like to see this Tom Garrett add drunk drivers to the bill, since they murder the most children in Virginia, and put the most kids in a wheelchair for life. Perhaps it will take a parade of wheelchairs going past his voters to get him to live up to his words of protecting kids.

Rickey Moore writes:

Amazing how they can apply a law to only one specific set of individuals and not others. Is that even constitutional? Sounds like a case of descrimination to me. I agree with Stephen, make a law that would confront those that do the most damage. Shucks, include everyone. If someone stole money in another state, can that not be held against them too, when they steal in Virginia?

I think ALL crimes should be put to a registry or none at all. Ric