Homicides and assaults and bodily woundings; certain matters not to constitute defenses. (HB2132)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from 27 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Homicides and assaults and bodily woundings; certain matters not to constitute defenses. Provides that another person's actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation is not in and of itself, or together with an oral solicitation, a defense to any charge of capital murder, murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, voluntary manslaughter, or assault and bodily wounding-related crimes and is not provocation negating or excluding malice as an element of murder. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102483D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2132)
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2132)
01/28/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/03/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104105D-H1
02/03/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2132H1)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104105D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2132H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2132H1)
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200404D-S1
02/17/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2132S1)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2132S1)
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200404D-S1
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2132S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 15-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200404D-S1 (58-Y 39-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 39-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2132ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2132ER)
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)