DNA; analysis upon conviction of certain misdemeanors. (SB1187)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DNA analysis upon conviction of certain misdemeanors. Adds misdemeanor violations of 16.1-253.2 (violation of protective orders), 18.2-19 (accessory after the fact), 18.2-60.3 (stalking), 18.2-67.4:1 (infected sexual battery), 18.2-119 (trespass), 18.2-346 (solicitation of prostitution), 18.2-371 (contributing to the delinquency of a minor), 18.2-387 (indecent exposure), or 18.2-387.1 (obscene sexual display) to the list of offenses for which a person convicted of such offense must have a sample of his blood, saliva, or tissue taken for DNA analysis. The bill also requires such sample be taken from every juvenile convicted of or adjudicated delinquent of a misdemeanor violation of 16.2-253.2, 18.2-19, 18.2-60.3, 18.2-67.4 (sexual battery), 18.2-67.4:1, 18.2-67.5 (attempt to commit sexual battery), 18.2-119, 18.2-130 (peeping), 18.2-346, 18.2-387, or 18.2-387.1. Under current law, a sample is not taken for DNA analysis from juveniles convicted or adjudicated delinquent of any misdemeanor offenses and is taken from adults convicted of only five misdemeanor sex offenses: (i) 18.2-67.4, (ii) 18.2-67.4:2 (sexual abuse of a child 13 years of age or older but under 15), (iii) 18.2-67.5, (iv) 18.2-130, or (v) 18.2-370.6 (penetrating the mouth of a child under 13 with the tongue). The provisions of the bill apply only to persons convicted or juveniles adjudicated delinquent on or after July 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103491D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1187)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104763D-S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1187S1)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2015Committee amendments rejected
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104763D-S1
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1187S1
02/09/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2015Reported from Appropriations with amendment (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2015Passed House with amendment (68-Y 28-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1187ER)
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1187ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 437 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0437)


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 7 minutes.