|Hey? Where'd the Bill that Failed During Session Go?|
- A bill that failed to pass through both chambers during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session SB262 (Alicia’s Law) patroned by Senator Deeds officially died.
- A separate bill SB14 (Sodomy/Crimes Against Nature) sponsored by Senator Garrett passed out of both chambers and headed to the Governor for his signature.
- Prior to the one day Reconvened Session (aka The Veto Session) schedule for Wednesday April 23, 2014 the Governor planned an amendment for SB14. But yet the text of his amendment was NEVER posted on the LIS website for anyone to read ahead of time, to understand what the proposal would do or to oppose it if they determined it needed opposing. I checked on April 22 and it was NOT posted.
- The veto session arrives on April 23rd, the House and Senate are given the Governors Amendment to SB14 which is the body of SB262 (having nothing to do with sodomy or crimes against nature) that the Legislature did not approve of during session and it passes. It will now become law.
If it's claimed that it will save a child or detain a sexual predator, who is going to argue against it or the manner that was used to pass it?
The amendment expands a provision created four years ago as part of what’s become known as “Alicia’s Law,” named for Alicia Kozakiewicz, who was abducted by a Virginia man in 2002 when she was 13 years old.