Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator; establishes position, duties, report. (SB1669)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator; duties; report. Creates, within the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator (the Coordinator) who shall (i) create a statewide plan for local and state agencies to identify and respond to victims of sex trafficking; (ii) coordinate the development of standards and guidelines for treatment programs for victims of sex trafficking; (iii) maintain a list of programs that provide treatment or specialized services to victims of sex trafficking and make such list available to law-enforcement agencies, attorneys for the Commonwealth, crime victim and witness assistance programs, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Education, and school divisions; (iv) oversee the development of a curriculum to be completed by persons convicted of solicitation of prostitution; and (v) promote strategies for the awareness of sex trafficking, for education and training related to sex trafficking, and for the reduction of demand for commercial sex. The bill requires the Coordinator to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly and include a summary of activities for the year and any recommendations to address sex trafficking within the Commonwealth. The bill as introduced was a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. This bill is identical to HB 2576. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104154D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1669)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1669E
02/05/2019Printed as engrossed 19104154D-E
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1669E)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2019Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2019Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1669ER)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1669ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 514 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0514)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2576.