Suicide; abolishes common-law crime, penalty. (HB1869)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abolish common-law crime of suicide; assisted suicide; penalty. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment. The bill also provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally, with the purpose of assisting another person to commit or attempt to commit suicide, (i) provides the physical means by which another person commits or attempts to commit suicide or (ii) participates in a physical act by which another person commits or attempts to commit suicide is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides further that a search warrant may be issued for the search of specified places, things, or persons in connection with the commission of suicide. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103298D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1869)
01/26/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice