Suicide; abolishes the common-law crime. (HB1063)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

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
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100984D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice Civil subcommittee
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Passed by temporarily
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (63-Y 36-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (63-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/19/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

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 3 minutes.

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