2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 893
Sponsored By:
Delegates Shank, Aumann, Bates, Boteler, Carter, Costa, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, George, Glenn, Haddaway, Kelly, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, Myers, Norman, Schuh, Serafini, Shewell, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Sossi, Waldstreicher, Walkup, and Wood
Protection of Children from Online Predators Act of 2009


Requiring an Internet access provider to make a parental Internet control product or service available to a subscriber under specified circumstances; granting an Internet access provider of an interactive computer service immunity from civil liability for taking specified actions or for failing to take specified actions; authorizing a judge imposing a sentence on a person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a minor to include a specified special sentence; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest.
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Sexual Offenses
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Commercial Law
( 14-3701 , 14-3702 )
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-427 , 10-4A-05 )
Criminal Law
( 3-325 )
Criminal Procedure
( 11-717 , 11-728 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered