Capital murder; punishment if against law-enforcement officers and fire marshals. (SB1501)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patron Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Capital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; mandatory minimum. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or certain other public safety officials who was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense shall be sentenced to no less than a mandatory minimum term of confinement for life. This bill is identical to HB 2615. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100824D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19105751D-S1
01/23/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1501S1)
01/25/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1501S1)
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105751D-S1
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1501S1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House (93-Y 5-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1501ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1501ER)
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1501ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 717 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0717)