Felony homicide; certain drug offenses constitute second degree murder, penalty. (HB1469)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Felony homicide; certain 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. The bill also provides that venue for a prosecution of this crime shall lie in the locality where the underlying felony occurred, where the use of the controlled substance occurred, or where death occurred. This bill serves to overrule 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

03/05/2018: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/17/2018Committee
01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105380D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1469)
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1469)
02/08/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106015D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1469H1)
02/12/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1469H1)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106015D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1469H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (84-Y 16-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107543D-S1
02/21/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/26/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1469S1)
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1469S1)
03/01/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107543D-S1
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1469S1
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Hugo, Gilbert, Mullin
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: McDougle, Stuart, Wexton
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.