Bill Text: VA HB757 | 2018 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


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

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-03-10 - Failed to pass [HB757 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HB757-Comm_Sub.html
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HOUSE BILL NO. 757
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
on February 26, 2018)
(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 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.

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