Inmate, parolee, probationer, detainee, or pretrial defendant, etc.; carnal knowledge. (HB5045)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender; local or state law-enforcement officer; penalty. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation a person in the custody of a law-enforcement officer or an inmate, parolee, probationer, detainee, or pretrial defendant or posttrial offender, including those in the custody of a private, local, or state law-enforcement agency. In addition, the bill adds a person in the custody of a law-enforcement officer to the list of those persons for whom it is unlawful for a person in such authority to commit the offense of carnal knowledge and provides that a person is in the custody of a law-enforcement officer when due to physical force, words, or actions by the law-enforcement officer, such person reasonably believes he is not free to leave under the circumstances. Read the Bill »


09/24/2020: passed committee


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200286D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/18/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5045)
08/18/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5045)
08/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20201022D-H1
08/27/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5045H1)
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5045H1)
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201022D-H1
09/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB5045H1
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201181D-S1
09/17/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5045S1)
09/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5045S1)
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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