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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Virginia State Crime Commission: 2015 Studies and Meeting Dates.....Agendas are Posted by VSCC a Few Days Before Meeting

 
Finally........we know what the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) is studying for 2015 (see below). 

These issues will be presented and discussed at the first two VSCC meetings:
  • Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Senate Room A, General Assembly Building (in Richmond, VA)
  • Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Senate Room A, General Assembly Building
At the last VSCC meeting on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Senate Room A, General Assembly Building the members will vote on what proposals should be proposed as legislation a the upcoming 2016 Virginia General Assembly session. 

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The Crime Commission was referred a number of studies during the 2015 Session of the General Assembly. Additionally, the Commission plans to implement recommendations from last year’s missing person/search and rescue study, continue to work towards completing the ongoing DNA Notification Project, and continue to monitor illegal cigarette trafficking. 

1- Forfeiture of Property SB 684 and HB 1287
The Crime Commission was requested to study forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes. Staff will conduct a comprehensive review of Virginia’s forfeiture statutes, as well as review the issue of forfeiture upon conviction of the defendant. 

2- Sexual Crimes Against Minors SB 1253
The Crime Commission was requested to study the statute of limitations in regards to misdemeanor sexual crimes against minors. 

3- Stalking SB 1297 and HB 1453
The Crime Commission was requested to study the penalties for stalking. Staff plans to review First Amendment constitutional concerns and other states’ stalking laws.