VA HB2303 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Vetoed on April 30 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-04-30 - Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification of registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state or local emergency shall, as soon as practicable after entry, notify a member of the shelter's staff who is responsible for providing security of such person's status as a registered sex offender. The bill provides that any person who fails to notify the shelter's staff of his status as a registered sex offender is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. This bill provides that no person shall be denied entry solely on the basis of his status as a sex offender unless such entry is otherwise prohibited by law, but emergency shelter staff may deny entry of a person on such registry who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense for a period of time necessary to ensure the safety of other individuals admitted to the emergency shelter. This bill is identical to SB 1047.

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Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration.


Roll Calls

2019-04-03 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (41-Y 56-N) (Y: 41 N: 56 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-02-23 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-23 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 7-N) (Y: 91 N: 7 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-19 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-18 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N) (Y: 5 N: 92 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-12 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-05 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 10-N) (Y: 88 N: 10 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-01 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 3-N) (Y: 13 N: 3 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-28 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N) (Y: 6 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-04-30 Governor: Vetoed by Governor
2019-04-03 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
2019-04-03HouseCommunicated to Governor
2019-04-03HouseVOTE: REJECTED (41-Y 56-N)
2019-04-03HouseHouse rejected Governor's recommendation (41-Y 56-N)
2019-04-03HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-03-21HouseGovernor's recommendation received by House
2019-03-11 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-03-11HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
2019-03-09SenateSigned by President
2019-03-07HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-03-07HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2303ER)
2019-02-23SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
2019-02-23SenatePassed by temporarily
2019-02-23HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 7-N)
2019-02-23HouseConference report agreed to by House (91-Y 7-N)
2019-02-23HouseConference substitute printed 19107718D-H1
2019-02-23 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2019-02-21SenateSenators: Cosgrove, Petersen, Obenshain
2019-02-21SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2019-02-20HouseDelegates: Leftwich, Bell, Robert B., Herring
2019-02-20HouseConferees appointed by House
2019-02-20HouseHouse acceded to request
2019-02-19SenateSenate requested conference committee
2019-02-19SenateSenate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-18HouseVOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N)
2019-02-18HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 19106797D-S1 (5-Y 92-N)
2019-02-18HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-02-14SenatePassed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-14SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2303S1
2019-02-14SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 19106797D-S1
2019-02-14SenateReading of substitute waived
2019-02-14SenateRead third time
2019-02-13SenatePassed by for the day
2019-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11SenateCommittee substitute printed 19106797D-S1
2019-02-06SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-02-06SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-02-05HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 10-N)
2019-02-05HouseRead third time and passed House (88-Y 10-N)
2019-02-04HouseRead second time and engrossed
2019-02-03HouseRead first time
2019-02-01HouseReported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 3-N)
2019-01-28HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
2019-01-24HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100280D

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91906.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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