RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Adults who French kiss a child younger than 13 would be required to register as a sex offender under legislation passed out of the General Assembly.
Those convicted of tongue-kissing a child would be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Saturday, the House passed the legislation 96-1 and the Senate 39-0. It now heads to Governor Timothy Kaine.
The House of Delegates originally wanted the crime to be a felony, but gave in to senators who thought that was too harsh.