Computer and other crimes; venue for prosecution. (SB709)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Publication of unlawful images; venue; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person to publish on the Internet a videographic or still image made in violation of the current law prohibiting filming, videotaping, or photographing a nonconsenting person in certain situations where there is an expectation of privacy. The bill also provides that venue for prosecution is the same as venue for computer crimes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100896D
12/02/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/03/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB709)
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2015Committee substitute printed 15104572D-S1
02/03/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (14-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 substitute waived
02/05/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104572D-S1
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB709S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB709S1)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2015Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Enrolled
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB709ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB709ER)
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
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)

Video

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 1 minute.

Comments

J P Welch writes:

Particularly given that the Internet presents the opportunity to damage a citizen’s reputation worldwide, publishing content of a nonconsenting person should not be permitted.