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

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), 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 »

Status

01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Committee
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)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1063.

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