Capital murder; includes premeditated killing of person assisting in criminal investigation. (HB1311)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 38 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown), Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Leo Wardrup (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder of a person assisting in a criminal investigation; penalty. Adds to the list of offenses punishable as capital murder the willful, deliberate and premeditated killing of any person because he is assisting, would have assisted, or previously assisted in a criminal investigation or prosecution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061353306
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1311)
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 061388306-H1
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1311H1)
02/08/2006Read first time
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 061388306-H1
02/09/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1311H1
02/10/2006Read third time and passed House (89-Y 9-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2006Communicated to Senate
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2006Letter sent to Crime Commission