Capital murder; fire and emergency personnel added to capital murder statute. (SB54)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; fire and emergency personnel.  Adds the following personnel to the capital murder statute so that the death sentence can be imposed for the murder of such a person in the performance of the person's official duties: fire marshals and assistant fire marshals with law-enforcement powers, firefighters, special forest wardens, emergency medical technicians, lifesaving and rescue squad members, arson investigators, volunteer firefighters and lifesaving or rescue squad members if the governing body has adopted a resolution acknowledging the volunteers as employees for the purposes of workers' compensation, and persons certified as emergency medical service providers. Read the Bill »


02/15/2010: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100500D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB54)
02/15/2010Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)