Child sexual abuse, alleged; VSCC to study laws and policies governing investigation. (HJ595)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; teachers taking indecent liberties with students; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the availability of criminal penalties for sexual conduct between secondary school students 18 years of age or older and teachers or other school personnel who maintain a custodial or supervisory relationship over such students. Read the Bill »


02/19/2013: Passed the Senate


  • 01/04/2013 Committee
  • 01/04/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100727D
  • 01/04/2013 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/16/2013 Assigned Rules sub: Studies
  • 01/17/2013 Subcommittee recommends no action
  • 01/24/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
  • 01/31/2013 Reported from Rules with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104569D-H1
  • 02/04/2013 Taken up
  • 02/04/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104569D-H1
  • 02/04/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ595H1
  • 02/04/2013 Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/04/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Reading waived
  • 02/05/2013 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 02/14/2013 Reported from Rules
  • 02/18/2013 Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
  • 02/19/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ595ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.


William Griffin writes:

I think the Virginia state lawmakers have made our adult life to complicated as it is. If you are an adult, who you have sex with should be a question of your occupation. Suppose I taught the student last semester?? Or will teach him next semester???

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Uh. What?

Brett writes:

I strongly support this legislation. I was both a member of the military and a teacher. Both positions require strong moral character and behavior standards. Positions of trust or anyone charged with custodial or supervisory control over someone need to be held accountable when actions violate that standard.