SB 1153 Child Pornography Images Registry.
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Summary as passed:
Child Pornography Images Registry; child pornography; penalties. Requires the Office of the Attorney General, in cooperation with the Department of State Police, to maintain a Child Pornography Registry that includes images of sexually explicit visual material presented as evidence and used in a conviction for possession, production, publication, sale, financing or intent to distribute, sexually explicit items involving children. The Registry is to be used for the administration of criminal justice and unauthorized use is a Class 6 felony. The bill increases the penalties for child pornography possession to a Class 6 felony (from a Class 1 misdemeanor) and second and subsequent offenses to a Class 5 felony (from a Class 6 felony). This bill is identical to HB 2457.


Summary as passed Senate:
Child Pornography Images Registry; child pornography; penalties. Requires the Office of the Attorney General, in cooperation with the Department of State Police, to maintain a Child Pornography Registry that includes images of sexually explicit visual material presented as evidence and used in a conviction for possession, production, publication, sale, financing or intent to distribute, sexually explicit items involving children. The Registry is to be used for the administration of criminal justice and unauthorized use is a Class 6 felony. The bill increases the penalties for child pornography possession to a Class 6 felony (from a Class 1 misdemeanor) and second and subsequent offenses to a Class 5 felony (from a Class 6 felony).


Summary as introduced:
Child Pornography Images Registry; child pornography; certain computer crimes involving children; penalties. Establishes within the Computer Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General, in cooperation with the Department of State Police, a Child Pornography Registry that includes images of sexually explicit visual material presented as evidence and used in any conviction for any offense enumerated in 18.2-374.1 and 18.2-374.1:1. The bill increases the penalties for child pornography possession to a Class 6 felony (from a Class 1 misdemeanor) and second and subsequent offenses to a Class 5 felony (from a Class 6 felony). Finally, the bill rewrites the computer sexual predator law to specify the illegal conduct and restrict its applicability to predators over the age of 21 and victims under the age of 17.