Suicide; abolishes common-law crime. (HB42)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Common-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/29/2017Committee
11/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101089D
11/29/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 6-N)
02/12/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Anon writes:

This bill should be passed. What is the point of technically keeping something a "crime" in the law if it is never prosecuted and there is no punishment?

Also, police are using search warrants to access patients' medical records, when the only "reason" for the warrant is to obtain "evidence" of the "crime" of suicide (or attempted suicide). This is an intentional violation of HIPAA laws.