Miscarriage or stillbirth; unintentional cause thereof. (HB312)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crimes; unintentional cause of miscarriage or stillbirth. Makes it a Class 5 felony for a person who, while engaged in conduct so gross, wanton, and culpable so as to show a reckless disregard for the life or safety of others to injury another person who is pregnant and such injury results in a miscarriage or stillbirth. The penalty is enhanced to a Class 4 felony if such person, while (i) under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or an illegal Schedule I or II drug, (ii) driving when his license is suspended, or (iii) assaults a family member, so injures another person and such injury results in a miscarriage or stillbirth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/04/2008 Committee
  • 01/04/2008 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080430592
  • 01/04/2008 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/07/2008 Impact statement from VCSC (HB312)
  • 01/10/2008 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 01/28/2008 Impact statement from DPB (HB312)
  • 02/04/2008 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2008 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/05/2008 Committee substitute printed 080829592-H1
  • 02/05/2008 Impact statement from VCSC (HB312H1)
  • 02/06/2008 Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
  • 02/08/2008 Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2008 Read first time
  • 02/11/2008 Read second time
  • 02/11/2008 Committee substitute agreed to 080829592-H1
  • 02/11/2008 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB312H1
  • 02/12/2008 Read third time and passed House (86-Y 13-N)
  • 02/12/2008 VOTE: --- PASSAGE (86-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2008 Communicated to Senate
  • 02/13/2008 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/13/2008 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/22/2008 Impact statement from DPB (HB312H1)
  • 02/28/2008 Continued to 2009 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/28/2008 Subject matter referred by letter to Crime Commission pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)