Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification registration. (HB2303)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100280D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303)
01/24/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (88-Y 10-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106797D-S1
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303S1)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106797D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2303S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Placed on Calendar
02/18/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106797D-S1 (5-Y 92-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2019Delegates: Leftwich, Bell, R.B., Herring
02/20/2019House acceded to request
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Leftwich, Bell, Robert B., Herring
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Cosgrove, Petersen, Obenshain
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107718D-H1
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 7-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Passed by temporarily
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2019No further action taken
02/24/2019Failed to pass in House
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2303ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2303ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House rejected Governor's recommendation (41-Y 56-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: REJECTED (41-Y 56-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
04/30/2019G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.