Death of child; parent, guardian, etc., failure to report to local law-enforcement agency, etc. (HB494)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Failure to report death of child by parent, guardian, etc.; penalty.  Provides that any parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child or a person standing in loco parentis to a child who, with intent to conceal the death, fails to report the death of the child to the local law-enforcement agency, the State Police, or an emergency health care provider within one hour of his discovery of the death is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100027D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB494)
01/24/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/14/2012Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB6 and HB704.