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


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


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