Victim of sex trafficking; clarifies definition to include minors, affirmative defense, etc. (HB578)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victim of sex trafficking; affirmative defense; writ of vacatur; minors. Makes changes to the definitions of victim of sex trafficking used for the purposes of the issuance of a writ of vacatur and the affirmative defense available to victims of sex trafficking to include a minor charged with, convicted, or adjudicated delinquent of a qualifying offense in the Commonwealth who committed such offense while younger than 18 years of age. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103924D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice