2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: HB 645/07 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates McDonough, Boteler, Impallaria, McComas, Norman, and O'Donnell
Crimes - Victim and Witness Intimidation - Death Penalty


Making the first-degree murder of victims, witnesses, and specified individuals in the course of committing or attempting to commit specified crimes relating to the murdered individuals' official duties or participation in specified proceedings, reports, or investigations an aggravating factor for the purpose of imposing the death penalty.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Death Penalty
Juries -see also- Grand Juries
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 2-303 , 2-303 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered