Organs and tissue, transplantable; consent to remove. (HB216)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Organ donor consent; law-enforcement officers. Exempts law-enforcement officers, departments and agencies from the requirement to obtain donor consent from the next-of-kin of a dead body under investigation. If the dead body is in the custody of a law-enforcement officer, department or agency, the person or institution, receiving the dead body from law enforcement shall obtain consent for removal of the pituitary or other organs, glands, eyes or tissues for use in transplants or therapy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084021408
12/27/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2008Read first time
01/14/2008Read second time
01/14/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/14/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB216E
01/14/2008Printed as engrossed 084021408-E
01/15/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/15/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Communicated to Senate
01/16/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/16/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB216ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 287 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0287)