Sexually explicit visual material to another; civil action for dissemination of images, penalty. (SB493)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

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

Description

Civil action for the dissemination of sexually explicit visual material to another. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly transmits an intimate image, as defined in the bill, by computer or other electronic means to the computer or electronic communication device of another person 18 years of age or older when such other person has not consented to the use of his computer or electronic communication device for the receipt of such material or has expressly forbidden the receipt of such material shall be considered a trespass and shall be liable to the recipient of the intimate image for actual damages or $500, whichever is greater, in addition to reasonable attorney fees and costs. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102813D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB493)
02/04/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106186D-S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB493S1)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106186D-S1
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB493S1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2022Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Enrolled
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB493ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB493ER)
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 523 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB334.

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