Statute of limitations; sexual crimes against minors. (SB354)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statute of limitations; sexual crimes against minors. Extends the statute of limitations to one year after the victim reaches 18 years of age for misdemeanor violations of the following crimes: carnal knowledge of offender by employee of bail bond company, sexual battery, infected sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child age 13 or 14 by an adult, attempted sexual battery, and tongue penetration by adult of mouth of child under age 13. Under existing law, there is a one-year statute of limitations on most misdemeanors. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102803D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB354)
01/18/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB354)
02/10/2016Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB354ER)
02/29/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB354ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB354ER)
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 253 (effective 7/1/16)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB510.