Child Pornography Registry; contents of Registry, criminal investigations, report. (HB1940)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child Pornography Registry; contents of Registry; criminal investigations; report. Requires copies of all known or suspected child pornography found during the course of a criminal investigation of child pornography offenses to be included in the Child Pornography Registry (the Registry). Current law provides that only such images that are presented as evidence and used in a conviction for child pornography offenses are required to be included in the Registry. The bill also provides that Registry information may be used for victim identification. The bill requires the Department of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, to submit a report detailing the implementation plan for changes to the Registry pursuant to the bill to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance by January 1, 2020. This bill is identical to SB 1379. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102421D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1940)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed by for the day
02/05/2019Read third time
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1940ER)
02/06/2019Signed by Speaker
02/06/2019Signed by President
02/07/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 7, 2019
02/07/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 14, 2019
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1940ER)
02/13/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective 7/1/19)
02/13/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)