Child pornography; modifications to discretionary sentencing guidelines for possession. (SB433)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Delay proposed modifications to the discretionary sentencing guidelines; possession of child pornography. Provides that proposed modifications to the discretionary sentencing guidelines for possession of child pornography adopted by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission shall not become effective until July 1, 2015. The Commission will review these guidelines and complete its review by December 1, 2014. Any proposed modification in the Commission's 2014 Annual Report shall supersede the current proposed modification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103058D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Read second time
01/30/2014Reading of amendments waived
01/30/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB433E
01/30/2014Printed as engrossed 14103058D-E
01/31/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB433E)
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/21/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB433ER)
02/25/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Signed by President
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB433ER)
03/17/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 7/1/14)
03/17/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)


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 30 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB504.


Mary Devoy writes:

Looking vs. Touching: Is Possession of Child Pornography a Crime Worthy of Years in Prison? February 12, 2014

Our misguided child porn laws do little to protect children February 11, 2014

States Lead The Way on Sentencing Reform (not Virginia) February 14, 2014
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