Fire marshals and assistant fire marshals; capital murder thereof. (SB1069)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; fire marshals. Adds fire marshals and assistant fire marshals with law-enforcement powers to the capital murder statute so that the death sentence can be imposed for the murder of such a fire marshal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098635268
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2009Impact statement from VCSC (SB1069)
01/21/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2009Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Placed on Calendar
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1069)
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/25/2009Passed House (81-Y 17-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1069ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1069ER)
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate sustained Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.