Misdemeanor sexual offenses; increases statute of limitations, where the victim is a minor. (HB298)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Misdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations. Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor from one year after the victim reaches the age of majority to five years after the victim reaches the age of majority if the offender was an adult at the time of the offense and more than three years older than the victim for the following misdemeanor violations: carnal knowledge of detainee by employee of bail bond company, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, infected sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child age 13 or 14 by an adult, and tongue penetration by adult of mouth of child under age 13 with lascivious intent. This bill is identical to SB 724. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103509D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/02/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB298)
02/04/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB298)
02/07/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107882D-H1
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB298H1)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107882D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB298H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB298H1)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/19/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108737D-S1
02/21/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB298S1)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB298S1)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108737D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB298S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108737D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed by temporarily
02/28/2020Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2020House acceded to request
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Tran, Mullin, Collins
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: McClellan, Boysko, Obenshain
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB298ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB298ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1122 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1122)