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SB 1056 Child pornography and obscenity offenses; penalties.
SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)
Child pornography; obscenity; penalties. Adds a mens rea of "knowingly" for the offenses of (i) reproducing child pornography and (ii) soliciting child pornography to gain entry to a group and removes the requirement of lascivious intent for these offenses. The bill also amends a penalty section that applies to the obscenity article to correctly reflect the existing penalties. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.