Triggerman rule; eliminated. (HB782)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elimination of the triggerman rule. Eliminates the "triggerman rule," which provides that only the actual perpetrator of a capital murder is eligible for the death penalty, and that accessories and principals in the second degree can only be punished with first degree murder. Read the Bill »

Status

03/06/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066144306
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB782)
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 1-N)
02/08/2006Read first time
02/09/2006Passed by for the day
02/10/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2006Read third time and passed House (83-Y 16-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 16-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to Senate
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Letter sent to Crime Commission