Death penalty; abolition of current penalty. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. This bill was incorporated into HB 2263. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100705D
12/29/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/30/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1779)
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/28/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2263-Mullin)
02/05/2021Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB449 and SB1165.


Linda Hosay writes:

This bill should be passed, if for no other reason, because mistakes in conviction cannot be remedied.