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


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