Sexually violent predators; evidence-based assessment protocol. (SB267)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sexually violent predators; assessment protocol. Provides that each month the Director of the Board of Corrections (the Director) shall review a database of prisoners convicted of sexually violent offenses and, using an evidence-based assessment protocol approved by the Director and the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner), identify all such prisoners who appear to meet the definition of a sexually violent predator and are scheduled for release from prison within 24 months from the date of such review. Current law specifies that the assessment protocol to be used is the Static-99 or a comparable, scientifically validated instrument designated by the Commissioner. The bill also requires the Commissioner to report to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Courts of Justice, the Senate Committees on Courts of Justice and Finance, and the Crime Commission on (i) the assessment protocol approved by the Director and the Commissioner, including the specific screening instrument adopted and the criteria used to determine whether a prisoner meets the definition of a sexually violent predator and (ii) the number of prisoners screened and the number of prisoners identified as meeting the definition of a sexually violent predator and referred for assessment. The report shall also include a comparison of the number of prisoners identified as appearing to meet the definition of a sexually violent predator and referred for assessment in the previous year and the five years immediately prior thereto. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103192D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/16/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB267E
01/16/2018Printed as engrossed 18103192D-E
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB267E)
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/27/2018Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB267ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB267ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 1-N)
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (SB267ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 841 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0841)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.