HB1951: Suicide; abolishes the common-law crime.


Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 11, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-16.1, relating to abolishing the common-law crime of suicide.

Patrons-- Simon, Kory, Adams, D.M., Carr, Carter, Coyner, Guy, Guzman, Hope, Hurst, Keam, Levine, Mugler, Mundon King, Murphy, Plum, Price, Rasoul, Reid, Roem, Samirah, Simonds, Subramanyam and Watts; Senator: Boysko

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 18.2-16.1 as follows:

§ 18.2-16.1. Common-law crime of suicide abolished.

The common-law crime of suicide is hereby abolished.