2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 414
Sponsored By:
Delegates McComas, Waldstreicher, DeBoy, Eckardt, Elliott, Frank, George, Haddaway, James, Kipke, Krebs, Levy, McConkey, Miller, Myers, Norman, O'Donnell, Schuh, Shank, Shewell, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, and Wood
Criminal Law - Possession of Child Pornography - Penalties


Altering the definition of "sexual conduct" for purposes of specified child pornography provisions to include displaying the genitals of an individual for purposes of sexual arousal or gratification; increasing the penalties for possessing a film, videotape, photograph, or other visual representation depicting a minor engaged in a specified activity or in a specified state; and making the possession of child pornography a felony under specified circumstances.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Pornography -see also- Nudity and Sexual Displays; Obscenity

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 11-201 , 11-208 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 662217/01     Offered on: February 26, 2008   at: 10:29 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
February 28, 2008: Third Reading Passed (136-0)