Capital murder; death penalty for willful, deliberate, etc., killing of a law-enforcement officer. (SB379)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Capital murder; death penalty for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer. Authorizes punishment by death for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101324D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB379)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB661.

Comments

ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

OPPOSE this bill that seeks to reinstitute the death penalty in Virginia despite clear evidence that it has been consistently applied disproportionately to Black people throughout its history.

Timothy L Irwin writes:

The penalty must fit the crime. Murders get more benefits in federal prison then some free citizens! Three square meals a day, how many children in this country can say they get three consistent meals a day? Access to free education, come on really? A newspaper did a comparison report on the living conditions of soldiers stationed at Ft. Sill Ok and the local federal Prison and found the prisoners had better living conditions than our fighting soldier! Enough is enough! Stop spending tax payer dollars on murders and remove them, permanently.

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