Here is the latest on this in 2021, now called HB 1951.
HB 42 Suicide; abolishes common-law crime.
Introduced by: Kaye Kory in Subcommittee
- Here is the bill
- 2-Yes 6-No (who voted what below)
- Courts of Justice 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there is no state that by statute makes the completion of suicide a crime and the majority of states have gradually repealed the common … Read more...