Death penalty executions; imposes a moratorium. (SB802)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death penalty executions; moratorium. Imposes a moratorium on executions. The bill does not affect any other matter of law related to the death penalty, including bringing and trying capital charges, sentencing proceedings, imposition of the death penalty, appeals of the death penalty, and habeas review. The moratorium will remain in effect until adjournment of the first regular session of the General Assembly after a joint subcommittee established pursuant to a joint resolution passed by the 2020 General Assembly conducts a study of the death penalty in the Commonwealth and issues a report of its conclusions and recommendations. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102027D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB802)
02/10/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Judiciary