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HB79  Suicide; abolishes common-law crime. (Krupicka)
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Summary as Introduced:

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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.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
Passed by Indefinitely
Committee/Subcommitte: H-Courts of Justice

02/12/14 House: Left in Courts of Justice

 

Full Text of Bill:
14101051D
HOUSE BILL NO. 79
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 9, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-16.1, relating to abolishing the common-law crime of suicide.
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Patrons-- Krupicka and Simon
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 18.2-16.1 as follows:

§ 18.2-16.1. Common-law crime of suicide abolished.

The common-law crime of suicide is hereby abolished.

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