VA HB2263 | 2021 | 1st Special Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB2263


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-0)
Status: Passed on March 24 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-24 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of law.

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Death penalty; abolition of current penalty.


Roll Calls

2021-02-22 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 16-N) (Y: 22 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-22 - Senate - Senate: Substitute by Senator Stanley rejected 21200391D-S1 (18-Y 21-N) (Y: 18 N: 21 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-02-16 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 3-N) (Y: 10 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
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]
2021-02-05 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N) (Y: 57 N: 41 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (Y: 15 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-29 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-24 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
2021-03-24 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 344 (effective 7/1/21)
2021-02-26 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
2021-02-26HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
2021-02-25HouseSigned by Speaker
2021-02-24SenateSigned by President
2021-02-24HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2263ER)
2021-02-22SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 16-N)
2021-02-22SenateSubstitute by Senator Stanley rejected 21200391D-S1 (18-Y 21-N)
2021-02-22SenateReading of substitute waived
2021-02-22SenateRead third time
2021-02-19SenatePassed by for the day
2021-02-19SenateRead third time
2021-02-18SenatePassed by for the day
2021-02-18SenateRead third time
2021-02-18SenateFloor substitute printed 21200391D-S1 (Stanley)
2021-02-17SenatePassed by for the day
2021-02-17SenateRead third time
2021-02-16SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2021-02-16SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 3-N)
2021-02-10SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2021-02-10SenateReported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
2021-02-05SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-05HouseVOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N)
2021-02-05HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 41-N)
2021-02-05HousePending question ordered
2021-02-04HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB2263H1
2021-02-04HousePending question ordered
2021-02-04HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 21104346D-H1
2021-02-04HouseRead second time
2021-02-03HouseRead first time
2021-02-03HouseIncorporates HB1779 (Carter)
2021-02-03HouseCommittee substitute printed 21104346D-H1
2021-02-03HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N)
2021-01-29HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
2021-01-28HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal
2021-01-13HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2021-01-13HousePresented and ordered printed 21101951D

Same As/Similar To

HB1779 (Similar To)
HB1779 (Similar To)
HB2263 (Carry Over) 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
SB1165 (Same As) 2021-03-24 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)
SB1165 (Same As) 2021-03-24 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
171310(n/a)See Bill Text
171313(n/a)See Bill Text
171406(n/a)See Bill Text
18210(n/a)See Bill Text
18217(n/a)See Bill Text
18218(n/a)See Bill Text
18219(n/a)See Bill Text
18222(n/a)See Bill Text
18225(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.01(n/a)See Bill Text
18226(n/a)See Bill Text
18230(n/a)See Bill Text
18231(n/a)See Bill Text
18232(n/a)See Bill Text
1828(n/a)See Bill Text
192100(n/a)See Bill Text
192102(n/a)See Bill Text
19211.01(n/a)See Bill Text
192120(n/a)See Bill Text
192152.2(n/a)See Bill Text
192157(n/a)See Bill Text
192159(n/a)See Bill Text
192163(n/a)See Bill Text
192163.01(n/a)See Bill Text
192163.4:1(n/a)See Bill Text
192163.7(n/a)See Bill Text
192163.8(n/a)See Bill Text
192169.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192175(n/a)See Bill Text
192217.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192247(n/a)See Bill Text
192264.2(n/a)See Bill Text
192264.5(n/a)See Bill Text
192270.4:1(n/a)See Bill Text
192295.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192299(n/a)See Bill Text
192299.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192311(n/a)See Bill Text
192319(n/a)See Bill Text
192321.2(n/a)See Bill Text
192327.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192327.11(n/a)See Bill Text
192327.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192389.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192389.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192400(n/a)See Bill Text
19271(n/a)See Bill Text
19276.1(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.7(n/a)See Bill Text
531204(n/a)See Bill Text
531229(n/a)See Bill Text
531230(n/a)See Bill Text
531232(n/a)See Bill Text
531236(n/a)See Bill Text
5413307(n/a)See Bill Text
801195.10(n/a)See Bill Text
801654(n/a)See Bill Text
801654.1(n/a)See Bill Text
801654.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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