Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SB442 –Patroned by Virginia Senator Thomas Garrett has Been “Continued Until 2015” for the 2014 General Assembly Session

This morning in the Virginia Senate Finance Committee SB442 was “Continued” until 2015.  

This means SB442 has stopped moving through the 2014 session. 

It could be revived as-is or in a new form for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session but for 2014 we no longer need to be concerned with it. 

SB442 Raises the penalty for sexual abuse (a defined term) of a child aged 13 or 14 from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony 

Past Postings on SB442:
Thank you everyone who telephoned and emailed your Delegate and Senator, the patron of SB442, the members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee and the members of the Senate Finance Committee asking them to vote “No” on SB442 your voices were heard! 

Mary Devoy