|HB79 Suicide; abolishes common-law crime. (Krupicka)|
Summary as Introduced:
|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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|Passed by Indefinitely|
|Committee/Subcommitte: H-Courts of Justice|
| 02/12/14 House: Left in Courts of Justice|
|Full Text of Bill:|
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.