Sexually violent predators; civil commitment, report. (SB91)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil commitment of sexually violent predators.  Removes current language citing the Static-99 and score of "5" as the factor that determines whether violent sex offenders who are being released from prison must be referred for further review for possible civil commitment as a sexually violent predator. In its place, the bill directs the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to prescribe a process for the Department of Corrections to use to identify offenders who warrant further assessment as a possible sexually violent predator. The Departments must report biennially to the General Assembly on the process being used. This bill is derived from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission staff report entitled Review of the Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators released at the November 2011 JLARC meeting. Amends § 37.2-903, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/30/2012: Merged into SB314


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103131D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2012Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB314-Blevins) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)