HB 102 Felony homicide; certain drug offenses, penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Felony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious act that resulted in the killing of another involved the manufacture, sale, gift, or distribution of a Schedule I or II controlled substance to another and (i) such other person's death results from his use of the controlled substance and (ii) the controlled substance is the proximate cause of his death. The bill also provides that venue for a prosecution of this crime shall lie in the locality where the underlying felony occurred, where the use of the controlled substance occurred, or where death occurred. This bill serves to overrule the Court of Appeals of Virginia decision in Woodard v. Commonwealth, 61 Va. App. 567, 739 S.E.2d 220 (2013), aff'd, 287 Va. 276, 754 S.E.2d 309 (2014).

Full text:
12/14/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100533D  pdf | impact statements
02/24/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16105814D-S1  pdf | impact statements

Status:
12/14/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100533D
12/14/15  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/16  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/10/16  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
02/12/16  House: Read first time
02/15/16  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/16/16  House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 5-N)
02/16/16  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N)
02/17/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/16  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/16  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16105814D-S1
02/24/16  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
03/02/16  Senate: Continued to 2017 in Finance (15-Y 0-N)
12/02/16  Senate: Left in Finance