Capital murder; add auxiliary police officer, etc. to definition of law-enforcement officer statute. (HB2638)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; auxiliary police officers and fire marshals. Adds auxiliary police officers and auxiliary deputy sheriffs, as well as fire marshals and assistant fire marshals with police powers, to the definition of law-enforcement officer in the capital murder statute so that the death sentence can be imposed for the murder of such an officer or marshal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2009Unanimous consent to introduce
01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 090853686
01/23/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2638)
02/02/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090932686-H1
02/06/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2638H1)
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090932686-H1
02/09/2009Pending question ordered
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2638H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (75-Y 22-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2638ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2638ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2638ER)
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Governor's veto overridden (76-Y 23-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (76-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 15 minutes.