Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry; removal of name from Registry. (HB902)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry; similar offenses; removal from Registry. Provides that the requirement that a person required to register with the Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry who was convicted of certain crimes involving child pornography or carnal knowledge of a minor in juvenile custody under Virginia wait 25 years before being entitled to file a petition for removal of his name or information from the Registry also applies to a person convicted of similar offenses under the laws of any foreign country, the United States, or a political subdivision of either. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101071D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB902)
02/14/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB902ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB902ER)
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 68 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0068)


Mary D. Devoy writes:

This is a SMART Bill.

It allows for people with similar convictions to certain Virginia crimes to petition for removal from the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry who can not petition today.

Currently Virginia penalizes out-of-state, foreign country, military and Tribe convicted RSO's who are listed on the VSP SO Registry, this Bill makes everyone equal as it should have been from day one.

Let's just hope the VSP Legislative Liaisons don't oppose it.