The team with Delegate Kory. From left Anne Moss Rogers, Andrea Walker, Rob Krupicka, Kaye Kory, Sharon Webster
URGENT call to action: Decriminalize Suicide in Virginia- Updated 2/3/2020
– Delegate Kaye Kory has introduced house bill 1063 “A Bill to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-16.1, relating to “ HB 1063 abolishing the common-law crime of suicide in Virginia.”
It went to the court of justice subcommittee, then civil subcommittee, now back to the
court of justice full committee, Wed. Feb 5 in the afternoon. Please do the following quick and easy action … Read more...
Here is the latest on this in 2020, now called HB 1063.
Group that went to the General Assembly to eradicate that old law
HB 42 Suicide; abolishes common-law crime.
Introduced by: Kaye Kory in Subcommittee
Summary as introduced: Abolish the common-law crime of suicide. Suicide is currently a common-law crime in Virginia, although there is no statutorily prescribed punishment.
Currently, there is no state that by statute makes the completion of suicide a crime and the majority of states have gradually repealed the common …