Criminal sexual assault; broadens definition of intimate parts, penalty. (HB434)

Introduced By

Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William) with support from co-patron Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal sexual assault; definition of intimate parts; penalty. Includes in the definition of "intimate parts," for the purposes of criminal sexual assault, the chest of a child under the age of 15. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102666D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB434)
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB434)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB434)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106437D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB434H1)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106437D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB434H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB434H1)
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22107162D-S1
02/28/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB434S1)
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB434S1)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107162D-S1
03/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB434S1
03/04/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107162D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Sewell, Bell, Campbell, R.R.
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Stuart
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB434ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB434ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)


MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill broadens the definition of "intimate parts" to include "chest of a child under the age of 15."

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