Welcome to the site Jake.
Castle Doctrine is alive and well as Common Law in Va.
We would like it to stay that way so it's important any legislation passed does not weaken what we already have.
The bill introduced last year would not have been a good one and in fact VCDL reversed their support of it.
This year there has been a Castle Doctrine bill filed that is even worse. Hopefully it will not go far.
This is a very detailed subject that has been debated in depth here. A search should bring up last years discussion.