Public Comments for: HB104 - Judicial emergency; administrative delays, prosecution of felony due to lapse of time.
Last Name: Lawson Organization: H.E.A.L. of Virginia Locality: Grayson

I would appreciate if you take in consideration my thoughts on these bulls especially 1080. This would harm innocent children and families their are 13,000 children on sex offender registries in Virginia...What do you plan to do with them their parents can go in a shelter but a child is excluded. Also a single parent who has a requirement to register stays outside and children are took inside unattended. Please consider this bill as not a wise choice

Last Name: Johnson Locality: James City County

I do not support any bills that criminalize folks

Last Name: Lawson Organization: H.E.A.L. Locality: Independence

I oppose multiple bills that have made it to the house the one bill regarding Emergency Sex Offenders is the most absurd bill I have ever heard in my life. No one is going to be worried about sexual offending in a State of Emergency number one. For example Dad is on a registry and he has three children who are accepted inside without supervision while dad is kept outside in the storm or natural catastrophe. When you pass bills like this your punishing innocent children and families. What about people who committed murder or child abusers are they treated the same? You Senators and delegates got this wrong and this is harmful to innocent families and children. Now let's talk about the 13,000 children on Sex Offender Registries in Virginia some as young as 7 years of age so Mom , Dad and entire family is allowed in but the child is made to stand outside during a castophre alone and sacred while his or her family are allowed inside these laws are based off fear and gives a false sense of security to the general public. Sex Offense is to broad, urination in public is a registable offense as a Violent Sex Offender, Reprorting a Sex Crime will land you on a Violent Sex Offender Registry such is my sistuation. Please reconsider the harm the harm of this bill

Last Name: Plofchan Locality: Loudoun

I oppose any tolling of speedy trial rights. This bill ignores the extreme imposition on defendants who are presumed innocent, and the extreme emotional toll on of having a felony charge placed over them. It establishes no metrics for determining a judicial emergency and leaves the exercise of statutory rights subject to the discretion of a justice or judge. No justice or judge should have the authority to toll any Constitutional or statutory right of an individual to hold the government accountable for bringing a charge. Frankly this sounds like: "Just bring the charge, we will work on finding a basis for prosecution later." I adamantly oppose this bill.

Last Name: Nicholls Locality: Chesapeake

Please move to report HB104, 212 & 304 for the lives of children and 775 so that no other Gov. shuts down our freedom of religion.

Last Name: Hobbs Organization: Virginia Sheriff's Association Locality: Hanover

The Virginia Sheriffs Association supports this bill. Legislation from 2020 permitting criminal defendants to choose a jury trial and judge sentencing has overloaded the Circuit Court dockets. Permitting a relaxation of the speedy trial requirements in cases of delay from this new legislation will ease the burden on court security provided by Sheriffs Offices.

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