Owner or employee of bail bond company, etc. (HB1845)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carnal knowledge of pretrial or posttrial offender by owner or employee of bail bond company or volunteer or employee of residential substance abuse program; penalties. Provides that an accused is guilty of carnal knowledge of a pretrial or posttrial offender, punishable as a Class 6 felony, if (i) he is an employee or volunteer providing services at a residential substance abuse program licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; (ii) the offender is participating in such residential substance abuse program as a condition of bail or posttrial supervision; and (iii) the accused carnally knows, without use of force, threat, or intimidation, the pretrial defendant or posttrial offender. The bill also increases the penalty for carnal knowledge of a pretrial or posttrial offender by an owner or employee of a bail bond company from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102859D
01/02/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1845)
01/02/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1845)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice