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SB 590 Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minors Registry; person may petition circuit court about registration.

Introduced by: Janet D. Howell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles | history

SUMMARY AS PASSED:

Sex offenders; registration; penalty. Makes various amendments addressing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry including which crimes require what level of registration and the length of registration (15 years prior to petition, 25 years prior to petition, or life) in order to ensure that Virginia law complies with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.). The bill also requires persons convicted of carnal knowledge of a child 13 or 14 years of age to register as a violent sex offender if the person convicted was more than five years older than the victim.

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE:

Sex offenders; registration; penalty. Makes various amendments addressing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry including which crimes require what level of registration and the length of registration in order to ensure that Virginia law complies with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.). The bill also allows certain persons convicted of carnal knowledge to petition the court to register as a regular sex offender rather than a violent sex offender.

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Sex offenders; registration; penalty. Makes various amendments addressing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry including what crimes require registration, the effect of a failure to register or reregister, the effect of providing false information or failing to provide registration information, and the procedures to petition for removal of a name from the Registry to ensure that Virginia law complies with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.).