Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. (HB2303)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state or local emergency shall, as soon as practicable after entry, notify a member of the shelter's staff who is responsible for providing security of such person's status as a registered sex offender. The bill provides that any person who fails to notify the shelter's staff of his status as a registered sex offender is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides that the shelter's staff may access the publicly available information on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry regarding such person and use such information to ensure the safety of all persons in the shelter. The bill requires that the Department of State Police provide to any registered sex offender at the time of his initial registration a summary of his obligation to inform the staff of an emergency shelter of his status as a registered sex offender. Read the Bill »


02/14/2019: Passed the Senate


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100280D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303)
01/24/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (88-Y 10-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106797D-S1
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303S1)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106797D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2303S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Placed on Calendar
02/18/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106797D-S1 (5-Y 92-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2019Delegates: Leftwich, Bell, R.B., Herring
02/20/2019House acceded to request
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Leftwich, Bell, Robert B., Herring
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Cosgrove, Petersen, Obenshain
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107718D-H1
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 7-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Passed by temporarily
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2019No further action taken
02/24/2019Failed to pass in House
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2303ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House rejected Governor's recommendation (41-Y 56-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: REJECTED (41-Y 56-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019

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