Suicide; abolishes the common-law crime. (HB1951)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 24 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

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
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100986D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House (66-Y 34-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage (66-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

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