VA HB1951 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-1)
Status: Engrossed on January 22 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Common-law crime of suicide. Abolishes the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.

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Suicide; abolishes the common-law crime.


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-25 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (66-Y 34-N) (Y: 66 N: 34 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-20 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (Y: 17 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-15 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N) (Y: 6 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
2021-01-26SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-01-26SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-01-25HouseVOTE: Passage (66-Y 34-N)
2021-01-25HouseRead third time and passed House (66-Y 34-N)
2021-01-22HouseRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-21HouseRead first time
2021-01-20HouseReported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
2021-01-15HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
2021-01-14HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal
2021-01-11HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2021-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100986D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18216.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

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