Misdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations, penalty. (SB227)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Misdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations; penalty. Provides that the prosecution of the misdemeanor offense of causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent where the alleged adult offender has consensual sexual intercourse with a minor who is 15 years of age or older at the time of the offense shall be commenced no later than five years after the victim reaches majority provided that the alleged adult offender was more than three years older than the victim at the time of the offense. Under current law, the prosecution of such offense shall be commenced within one year after commission of the offense. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103620D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/12/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB227)

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