Sexual offenders; certain persons prohibited proximity to children at public libraries, penalty. (SB384)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; public libraries; penalty. Provides that any adult who is convicted of an offense prohibiting proximity to children, when the offense occurred on or after July 1, 2014, shall as part of his sentence be forever prohibited from knowingly and intentionally having any contact whatsoever with children that are not in his custody on the premises of any place that he knows or has reason to know is a public library. A violation is a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103188D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB384)
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB384)
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14104494D-S1
01/27/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB384S1)
02/04/2014Continued to 2015 in Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Mary Devoy writes:

The rationale behind this bill is absurd, see 01/27 post below for more info
Its substitute makes it even more constitutionally unstable, see 01/28 post below for more info

January 27, 2014-
January 28, 2014-

The goal is banishment but the text can't say that.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

I don't understand what problem this bill proposes to solve. What's so special about libraries?