Obscene sexual display in a public place; third offense, penalty. (HB1533)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Obscene sexual display; third offense; penalty. Adds engaging in an obscene sexual display, i.e., actual or explicitly simulated masturbation in a public place, to the list of misdemeanor sex offenses for which the penalty for a third offense of any of the listed offenses committed in a 10-year period is a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101625D
01/06/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1533)
01/06/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2015Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB1533)
02/02/2015Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB1533)
02/03/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1533)
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/24/2015Left in Finance


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 55 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB976.