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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Passed


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


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.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.


Gregg J writes:

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