Aggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. (SB1151)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aggravated sexual battery by false representation or subterfuge; penalty. Provides that any person who sexually abuses another person by false representation or subterfuge that is part of a massage, medical procedure, or physical therapy is guilty of aggravated sexual battery if such abuse is alleged by (i) more than one complaining witness within a two-year period or (ii) one complaining witness on more than one occasion and in the case of clause (i) or clause (ii) is intentional and without the consent of the complaining witness. The bill also eliminates the provision that sexual battery can be accomplished by ruse. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101244D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104418D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Introduced bill reprinted 19104418D
01/16/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1151)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105359D-S1
01/21/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1151S1)
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1151S1)
02/06/2019Left in Finance