Criminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse, complaining witness under age 13, penalty. (HB288)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse; complaining witness under age 13; penalty. Includes in the definition of "sexual abuse" the intentional touching of any part of a complaining witness's body, on either the skin or the material covering the complaining witness's body, if the complaining witness is under the age of 13 and the act is committed with the intent to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify any person. The bill repeals the Class 1 misdemeanor prohibiting adult penetration of the mouth of a child under the age of 13 with lascivious intent. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100918D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/02/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB288)
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB288)
02/04/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/06/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/07/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice