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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brand New Action Item for Proposed Law Robby’s Rule: Virginia Senator Wexton and Delegate Ramadan Seek to Create a Supplement to the State Police’s Sex Offender Registry

 
Update:

Senator Wexton’s version of Robby’s Rule has posted in LIS SB934. 

Are there significant differences between the Senate version and the House version? Not really. 

Is “supplemental registry” defined (what information will be posted publicly)? No.

Does the Senate version guarantee the below 18 concerns will not be an issue? No.

Here are the differences between the two versions. 

SB934 (Senator Wexton) Text: 

§ 9.1-923. Supplement to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry established. 

A.      The Superintendent of State Police shall establish, organize, and maintain within the Department of State Police a computerized supplement to the Registry as a database of information regarding persons convicted of offenses for which registration is required by § 9.1-902 but who, due to the date of conviction, are not required to register for that offense.  

B.      Any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may submit a request to the Department of State Police that a person be included on the supplement to the Registry and shall submit, to the extent available, identifying information including the person's name, date of birth, identifying physical characteristics, social security number, and a set of the person's fingerprints. Upon receipt of a request and the available identifying information, the Department of State Police shall confirm that the person's state and federal criminal history establish that he has been convicted of an offense for which registration is required by § 9.1-902 but, due to the date of conviction, is not required to register for that offense. Upon confirmation, the Department of State Police shall include the person's information on the supplement to the Registry.  

C.      Information on the supplement to the Registry shall include the name and residential zip code of the offender at the time of conviction as well as the offense for which the offender was convicted, the date and place of conviction, and, to the extent known, the person's sex, race, year of birth, height, weight, and hair and eye color. Access to the supplement to the Registry shall be made available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police.

D.     Nothing in this section shall impose an affirmative duty on the Department of State Police to identify persons to be included on the supplement to the Registry in the absence of a request received pursuant to subsection B.