Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; offenses requiring registration. (HB2088)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Offenses requiring registration under the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Adds a third or subsequent conviction of unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another to the list of offenses requiring registration under the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Amends § 9.1-902, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/07/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Committee
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101526D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2088)

Comments

Mary D. Devoy writes:

This bill needs a start date of July 1, 2019. Why?

Because without that start date (per §9.1-901. Section C) if this becomes law it will be applied retroactively, This means the Virginia State Police will search all VA Court records for people who already have three convictions of Unlawful Dissemination and force those people to retroactively register as VSP Sex Offenders with ZERO due process all under the threat of a felony.

Be sure to read the number of convictions per the FIS http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+oth+HB2088F160+PDF in two-year period 61 people. Because no one knows if there have been any 3rd strikes the FIS is the very bottom dollar of $50,000 it could be MUCH more.

New criminal laws should ONLY be applied to new crimes committed AFTER the law went into effect, NOT after.

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