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Monday, February 3, 2014

Action Alert: SB384 Effectively Banishing Registered Sex Offenders from Virginia Libraries is on Tomorrows Senate Finance Docket

 
SB384 -Sex offenses; prohibiting proximity to children at public libraries, penalty is on tomorrow February 4, 2014 Senate Finance docket.

The Financial Impact of this Bill; it is listed as “Cannot Be Determined”.  

I assure you that the costs of SB384, if it becomes law will quickly escalate as it is clearly a civil rights violation.

Our Legislators must consider that any Virginia law which can and will be violated by accident/no intent that an inevitable court challenge will occur. The Virginia Attorney General will be placed in the unenviable position of either determining himself that this law is unconstitutional or fighting for it in the courts, either way I feel very confident it would be a loss for Virginia. 

Simply walking through the front door if a minor is leaving could be determined as approaching within 6 feet. With this bill we have gone from arguably sensible restrictions to the absurd. 
 


SB384 starts the Commonwealth down a dangerous road of public banishment of undesirables and you must take in account that when you inherently remove basic civil rights that there are additional costs to the State other than bed space within our correctional facilities.  

See earlier posts for more details on SB384:
Please Email or call  your Virginia Delegate and Senator today and tell them to vote “NO” on SB384.  

Please email the Senate Finance Committee members who will hear the bill tomorrow and ask them to vote “NO” on SB384. 
 
Thank you!

Mary Devoy 

2014- Senate Finance Committee 

 
Party
Email
Richmond, VA. During Session
C0-Chairman  
Charles Cogan
D
804-698-7529
C0-Chairman  
Walter Stosch
R
804-698-7512
R. Creigh Deeds
D
804-698-7525
John Edwards
D
804-698-7521
Emmett Hanger
R
804-698-7524
Janet Howell                      *Also on VSCC
D
804-698-7532
Mamie Locke
D
804-698-7502
L. Louise Lucas
D
804-698-7518
Henry Marsh
D
804-698-7516
A. Donald McEachin
D
804-698-7509
Thomas “Tommy” Norment                          *Also on VSCC  
*Also on VCSC
R
804-698-7503
Phillip Puckett
D
804-698-7538
Toddy Puller
D
804-698-7536
Frank Ruff
R
804-698-7515
Richard Saslaw  
D
804-698-7535
Frank Wagner
R
804-698-7507
John Watkins
R
804-698-7510