Capital murder; includes premeditated killing of justice or judge. (HB1018)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder. Provides that the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a justice or judge of any Virginia court, when such killing is for the purpose of interfering with the performance of the judge's official duties or because of the judge's official duties, is capital murder. Read the Bill »


02/22/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063028160
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1018)
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2006Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/10/2006Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 4-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (90-Y 10-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 10-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Letter sent to Crime Commission