Capital murder; punishment. (SB90)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; punishment. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the same act or transaction or more than one person within a three-year period, and who was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense, shall be sentenced to no less than a mandatory minimum term of confinement for life. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/27/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101278D
11/27/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
12/03/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB90)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)