Unlawful dissemination of unsolicited obscene image of self to another; penalty. (HB2254)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful dissemination of unsolicited, obscene image of self to another; penalty. Provides that any person who, with the intent to coerce, harass, or intimidate, disseminates to any person 18 years of age or older any unsolicited, obscene videographic or still image created by any means whatsoever that depicts himself totally nude, or in a state of undress so as to expose his own genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2021Presented and ordered printed 21100465D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2254)
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103833D-H1
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2254H1)
01/29/2021Passed by for the day
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103833D-H1
02/01/2021Amendment by Delegate Convirs-Fowler agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2254EH1
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21103833D-EH1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2254EH1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed to LIS only 21200349D-S1
02/17/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (8-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)