Child pornography and obscenity offenses; penalties. (SB1056)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Child pornography; obscenity; penalties. Adds a mens rea of "knowingly" for the offenses of reproducing child pornography and for soliciting child pornography to gain entry to a group and removes the requirement of lascivious intent for these offenses. The bill also amends a penalty section that applies to the obscenity article to correctly reflect the existing penalties. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Amends § 18.2-374.1:1, § 18.2-381, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102643D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB1056)
01/19/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1056E
02/05/2015Printed as engrossed 15102643D-E
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB1056E)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2015Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1056E)
02/19/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/19/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2015Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/23/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/23/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read second time
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2015Passed House with amendment (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Enrolled
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1056ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1056ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/11/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB1056ER)
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 428 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)

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 2 minutes.