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Friday, April 21, 2017

Legislative Goal #12 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Add Sexual Misdemeanor Convictions to Virginia’s Writs of Actual Innocence


And the final Goal to be posted is…………….Goal #12; Add Sexual Misdemeanor convictions to Virginia’s Writs of Actual Innocence. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  
 

Legislative Goal #11 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Repeal OR Amend Virginia’s 21-Day (to Recant) Rule


I’ve decided to wrap up the posting of Legislative Goals today. 

Goal #11; Repeal OR Amend Virginia’s 21-Day (to Recant) Rule. 
 

Legislative Goal #10 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Discern Teen-to-Teen Image Creation and Sharing (Sexting) in VA Code from REAL Child Pornography


Another Goal for today is #10; Discern consensual Teen-to-Teen image creation and sharing (Sexting) in VA Code from REAL Child Pornography in Virginia. 

This issue has been previously studied by the Virginia State Crime Commission but they determined that Commonwealth Attorneys were using good discretion and should be allowed to continue charging felonies where they liked. 

Sadly, there have been too many cases of felony child pornography charges filed by C.A.’s against teenagers who did not use any force, threat, intimidation or extortion across the State and the highest age group is the 13-14 year olds (see above chart). Virginia Code must be amended to prevent these life destroying charges from ruining young lives in the Commonwealth. 
 

Legislative Goal #9 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Modernize the Virginia State Police Registration Process. Plus better communications with RSO’s and for the VSP to Track/Share the data that THEY gather every year.


Today’s Goal is #9, and it has 3 parts.
  1. It’s time to modernize the VSP Registry, re-registration system and data entry.
  2. Better and more accurate communication from the VSP to our RSO’s
  3. Additional data that is already gathered by the VSP should be available either through FOIA OR included in the annual VSP Sex Offender Monitoring Report.
If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.