Killing the fetus of another; manslaughter, penalties. (HB686)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

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

Description

Killing the fetus of another; manslaughter; penalties. Provides that any person who kills the fetus of another by an intentional act committed while in the sudden heat of passion upon reasonable provocation is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, which is punishable as a Class 5 felony. The bill also provides that any person who kills the fetus of another accidentally, contrary to the intention of the parties and while engaged in conduct so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, which is also punishable as a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104417D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB686)
02/05/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/06/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 1-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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