Death sentences; removes electrocution as manner of execution for prisoners, lethal injection. (HB942)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Death sentences; electrocution. Removes electrocution as a manner of execution for prisoners sentenced to death. Currently, a condemned prisoner may choose either lethal injection or electrocution as the manner of execution. Amends § 53.1-233, § 53.1-234, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100215D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB942)
01/14/2014Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety