HB 1616 Felony homicide; certain drug offenses constitute second degree murder, penalty.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

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:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101315D  pdf | impact statements
02/01/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105123D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/06/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17105123D-EH1  pdf | impact statements
02/13/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105433D-S1  pdf | impact statements

House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101315D
01/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N)
02/01/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105123D-H1
02/01/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/03/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N)
02/04/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Read second time
02/06/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105123D-H1
02/06/17  House: Amendment by Delegate Lingamfelter agreed to
02/06/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1616EH1
02/06/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17105123D-EH1
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (67-Y 28-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 28-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105433D-S1
02/13/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/15/17  Senate: Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Read third time
02/17/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/17/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105433D-S1
02/17/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/17/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/17  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1616S1
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (37-Y 3-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 17105433D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/23/17  House: House acceded to request
02/23/17  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/23/17  House: Delegates: Lingamfelter, Albo, Herring
02/23/17  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/17  Senate: Senators: Stuart, Obenshain, Howell
02/25/17  House: No further action taken
02/25/17  House: Failed to pass