Involuntary manslaughter; death of a fetus, penalty. (SB541)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary manslaughter; death of a fetus; penalty. Provides that any person who, as a result of driving under the influence, causes the death of the fetus of another is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The bill provides that if such person's conduct was so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, he is guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter. Read the Bill »


02/07/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103173D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB541)
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB541)
02/01/2018Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2018Continued to 2019 in Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)