Sex offense; felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor. (SB801)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Felony punishment for subsequent misdemeanor sex offense; penalty. Provides that when a person is convicted of a specified misdemeanor sex offense and it is alleged in the warrant that he was convicted of two or more substantially similar offenses under the laws of another state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States within the previous 10 years, he is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Currently, the prior convictions are limited to convictions under Virginia law. Amends § 18.2-67.5:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/29/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 12/19/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100931D
  • 12/19/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 12/21/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB801)
  • 01/07/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB801)
  • 01/21/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Rereferred to Finance
  • 01/29/2013 Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Mary Devoy writes:

Garrett's same 2012 Bill SB668 Fiscal Impact
w/ the standard minimum $50,000 estimate requirement. SB668 was left in Finance.

Stephen writes:

Why would Mr.Garrett just write this bill for sex offense's? Maybe he's afraid of drug dealers.