Gender-specific crimes, certain; penalty. (HB415)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Makes applicable to all persons, regardless of the gender of the victim, the crimes of (i) assisting or aiding in the abduction of or threatening to abduct a female under 16 years of age for the purpose of concubinage or prostitution, (ii) placing or leaving one's wife in a bawdy place, and (iii) defaming the chaste character of a female. The bill also provides that a defendant placed on probation may be ordered to provide support for the defendant's spouse; currently, the law only provides for support of a defendant's wife. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101296D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB415)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB415)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice


ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia generally supports legislation that is proposed to make the Virginia Code gender neutral.