Prostitution; solicitation of a minor, penalty. (HB1606)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Prostitution; solicitation of a minor; penalty. Provides that, in addition to the current Class 1 misdemeanor punishment for solicitation of prostitution generally, any person who solicits prostitution from a minor (i) 16 years of age or older and younger than 18 years of age is guilty of a Class 6 felony or (ii) younger than 16 years of age is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Amends § 18.2-346, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/06/2013Committee
01/06/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100986D
01/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1606)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105200D-S1
02/14/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1606S1)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105200D-S1
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1606S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13105200D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Norment, McDougle, Vogel
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Hugo, Gilbert, Keam
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Enrolled
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1606ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1606ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1606ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 417 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0417)

Video

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 1 minute.

Comments

Gregg J writes:

How about legislation punishing those responsible for turning minors into prostitutes in the first place.