Bill Text: VA HB2303 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Vetoed) 2019-04-30 - Governor: Vetoed by Governor [HB2303 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB2303-Comm_Sub.html
(Proposed by the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
on February 11, 2019)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Leftwich)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 9.1-906.1, relating to sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification; registration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 9.1-906.1 as follows:

§9.1-906.1. Emergency shelters; notification; registration.

Any person required to register or reregister who enters any place or facility that is designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof as an emergency shelter and operated in response to a state or local emergency declared pursuant to Chapter 3.2 (§44-146.13 et seq.) of Title 44 shall, as soon as practicable after entry, notify a member of the emergency shelter's staff who is responsible for providing security at the emergency shelter that such person is a registered sex offender. The use of such Registry information pursuant to this section does not constitute a violation of §9.1-918. No person shall be denied entry into an emergency shelter solely on the basis of his status as a registered sex offender unless such entry is otherwise prohibited by law.

2. That the Department of State Police shall provide to any person required to register on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry at the time of his initial registration a summary of the provisions of this act.