Suicide is not a crime in Virginia makes it past first hurdle

suicide is not a crime in virginia team
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

HB 1063– 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 “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...

Sadly, 2018 Virginia Legislature voted to keep law that states suicide is a crime

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there is no state that by statute makes the completion of suicide a crime and the majority of states have gradually repealed the common … Read more...