Minors; prostitution and human trafficking related crimes, increases penalty. (HB2470)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prostitution and human trafficking related crimes; minors; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 felony to a Class 2 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years for the following crimes if minors under 15 years of age are involved: (i) pandering; (ii) receiving money for procuring a person for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or child pornography; (iii) receiving money from the earnings of a person engaged in prostitution; and (iv) commercial sex trafficking. Read the Bill »


02/20/2019: Passed the Senate


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102660D
01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2470)
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19105990D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2470H1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105990D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2470H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (92-Y 4-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2470H1)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2019Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Gilbert, Ransone, Herring
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Obenshain, Stuart, Howell
02/24/2019No further action taken
02/24/2019Failed to pass in House