Death penalty; abolishes penalty, including those persons currently under a death sentence. (SB449)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102063D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB449)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB449)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20105714D-S1
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Judiciary

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1779 and SB1165.


Linda Hosay writes:

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