Capital murder; premeditated killing of a judge or justice. (HB2750)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), and Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder of a judge; penalty. Provides that the willful, deliberate and premeditated killing of a judge or justice when the killing is for the purpose of interfering with his official duties is punishable as capital murder, a Class 1 felony. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077760134
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2750)
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 070733340-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2750H1)
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070733340-H1
01/25/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2750H1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House (81-Y 14-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2750ER)
02/16/2007Signed by Speaker
02/19/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2750ER)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2750ER)
03/26/2007G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Motion to override Governor's veto agreed to (82-Y 18-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (82-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Passed in enrolled form (28-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Governor's veto overridden
04/04/2007Bill became law, Chapter 845 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0845)