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

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

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)
01/26/2022Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB227)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Enrolled
03/03/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB227ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB227ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/06/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 110 (effective 7/1/22)
04/06/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)

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