Felony homicide; violation of felony drug offenses, penalty. (HB1937)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)

Progress

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

Description

Felony homicide; felony drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious act that resulted in the killing of another involved the manufacture, sale, gift, or distribution of a Schedule I or II controlled substance to another and (i) such other person's death results from his use of the controlled substance and (ii) the controlled substance is the proximate cause of his death. This bill overrules the Court of Appeals of Virginia decision in Woodard v. Commonwealth, 61 Va. App. 567, 739 S.E.2d 220 (2013), aff'd, 287 Va. 276, 754 S.E.2d 309 (2014). Read the Bill »

Status

02/04/2015: Merged into HB1427

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Committee
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101648D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1937)
01/30/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1427-Lingamfelter)
02/04/2015Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1427-Lingamfelter)