Human infant; determining whether an infant has achieved an independent and separate existence. (HB1033)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human infant; independent and separate existence.  Provides that for the purposes of homicide and child abuse, a human infant who has been born alive and is fully brought forth from the mother has achieved an independent and separate existence, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta detached. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103203D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033)
01/28/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/28/2010Assigned Courts sub: #5 Constitutional Law
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033)
02/12/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1033E
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10103203D-E
02/16/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033E)
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/02/2010Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Rereferred to Courts of Justice
03/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1033E)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105973D-S1
03/09/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033S1)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105973D-S1
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1033S1
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Reconsideration of Senate substitute rejected by House
03/11/2010Senate substitute rejected by House 10105973D-S1 (3-Y 95-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED #2 (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/11/2010House acceded to request
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: Edwards, Whipple, McEachin, Newman, Hurt
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Byron, Bell, Robert B., Watts
03/13/2010Conference substitute printed 10106038D-H1
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 2-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033H1)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1033ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1033ER)
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 2-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB1033ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 851 (effective 4/21/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)
04/22/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1033ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 21 minutes.