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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Action Item: Support Virginia Bill SB243 Which Raises the Email and Internet Registration Timeframe from 30-Minutes to One-Business Day AND It Prohibits Registration of Website Usernames and Passwords


We now have a second “good” bill for the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session! 

Some of you may consider this change insignificant, but it’s not its extremely important in making compliance possible AND stopping the VSP’s current overreach in interpreting Virginia law. 

SB243 - Sex offender registry; electronic identification information; registration requirements

Bill Text as Introduced:
Under current law a registered sex offender must reregister within 30 minutes following a change of the offender's electronic mail address information, any instant message, chat, or other Internet communication name or identity information that the person uses or intends to use, whether within or without the Commonwealth. This bill extends the time frame to the next business day after the person learns of the change. The bill also provides that consumer account information, such as usernames and passwords, do not have to be submitted to the Registry.