Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; changes to provisions. (SB579)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under the Registry to match the number of classifications under federal law and redesignates the classifications as Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III offenses. The bill also streamlines the reregistration process, eliminates the need for lower-level offenders to reregister annually, and allows offenders to electronically verify their registration information. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105075D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB579)
01/29/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20107056D-S1
01/31/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB579S1)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB579S1)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107056D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB579S1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB579S1)
02/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
03/02/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Read second time
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB579ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB579ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)