Capital murder; adds auxiliary police officers, etc., to definition of law-enforcement officer. (SB1409)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; auxiliary police officers. Adds auxiliary police officers and auxiliary deputy sheriffs 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098380284
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2009Impact statement from VCSC (SB1409)
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Placed on Calendar
02/12/2009Read first time
02/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1409)
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1409ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1409ER)
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (23-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, 2 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.