Offenses requiring registration; withdrawal of plea by certain defendants, etc. (SB537)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Offenses requiring registration; withdrawal of plea by certain defendants. Provides that prior to conviction for an offense requiring registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry due to the minority, physical helplessness, or mental incapacity of the victim, upon a determination by the court of the victim's age, physical helplessness, or mental incapacity, the court shall inform the defendant of his right to make a motion to withdraw a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. The bill also provides that if the court grants the defendant's motion to withdraw his plea, the case shall be heard by another judge unless the parties agree otherwise. The bill further provides that failure to make a determination as to the minority, physical helplessness, or mental incapacity of the victim or so advise the defendant of his right to make a motion to withdraw his plea does not otherwise invalidate the conviction. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100978D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104750D-S1
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Read second time
02/05/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104750D-S1
02/05/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB537S1
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/26/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Committee substitute printed 14105328D-H1
03/04/2014Read second time
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105328D-H1
03/05/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB537H1
03/05/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/06/2014Title replaced 14105328D-H1
03/07/2014Enrolled
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB537ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 546 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0546)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.