HB 1964 Commercial sex trafficking; penalties.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Commercial sex trafficking; penalties. Creates new felonies for trafficking of persons for commercial sexual activity. The bill provides that any person who solicits, invites, recruits, encourages, or otherwise causes or attempts to cause a person to engage in prostitution with the intent to receive money or other valuable thing or to assist another in receiving money or other valuable thing from the earnings of the solicited person from an act of prostitution is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Felonies are increased if such behavior is done by an adult and the person solicited is a minor (Class 3 felony) and if force, intimidation, or deception is used against the person solicited (Class 4 felony). The new crime was added to the definition of violent felony for the purposes of the sentencing guidelines, predicate criminal acts for street gangs, the Virginia Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act, multijurisdiction grand jury, and asset forfeiture and, if a minor is solicited, the Sex Offender Registry. The bill also amends two existing Code sections on receiving money for procuring a person for prostitution and receiving money from the earnings of a person engaged in prostitution to increase penalties if the crime involves a minor. This bill is identical to SB 1188.

Full text:
01/13/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103251D  pdf | impact statements
02/04/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15104694D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/16/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15105142D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/26/15  House: Conference substitute printed 15105591D-H2  pdf | impact statement
03/06/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1964ER)  pdf | impact statements
03/27/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/13/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103251D
01/13/15  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/15  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/02/15  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/15  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/15  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
02/04/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15104694D-H1
02/04/15  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/15  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/06/15  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/06/15  House: Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N)
02/07/15  House: Read first time
02/09/15  House: Read second time
02/09/15  House: Committee substitute agreed to 15104694D-H1
02/09/15  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1964H1
02/10/15  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/15  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/11/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/15  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/15  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
02/16/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15105142D-S1
02/17/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/15  Senate: Read third time
02/18/15  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/15  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 15105142D-S1
02/18/15  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1964S1
02/18/15  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/19/15  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/15  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 15105142D-S1 (1-Y 95-N)
02/20/15  House: VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N)
02/24/15  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/15  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/25/15  House: House acceded to request
02/25/15  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/25/15  House: Delegates: Hugo, Bell, Robert B., Watts
02/25/15  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/15  Senate: Senators: Obenshain, Howell, McDougle
02/26/15  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/26/15  House: Conference substitute printed 15105591D-H2
02/26/15  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/15  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/15  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/06/15  House: Enrolled
03/06/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1964ER)
03/06/15  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/15  Senate: Signed by President
03/10/15  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/15  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/15  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)