Children; taking indecent liberties, use of communications system to propose sex offenses. (SB1031)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of communications system to propose sex offenses involving a child. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use a communications system, including computers, computer networks, bulletin boards, or any other electronic means, for the purposes of soliciting, with lascivious intent, any person he knows or has reason to believe is a child younger than 15 years of age to knowingly and intentionally propose that any such child feel or fondle his own sexual or genital parts. Currently it is unlawful to, among other things, propose that the child feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of such person or propose that such person feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of the child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101867D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1031)
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1031)
01/21/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Committee substitute printed 13104329D-S1
01/21/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1031S1)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104329D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1031S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1031S1)
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/12/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1031S1)
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1031ER)
02/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1031ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/26/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1031ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)


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 35 seconds.