Umbilical cord blood education; Commissioner of Health to develop and post information on website. (HB85)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Umbilical cord blood education; informed consent.  Requires the Commissioner of Health to develop and post to the Department of Health's website certain information relating to umbilical cord blood. Also, requires the Commissioner to develop an informed consent document to be signed by expectant mothers regarding donation or disposal of cord blood, and requires every licensed practitioner who renders prenatal care to present his patients with this information and obtain such written consent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100545D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB85)
01/15/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104491D-H1
01/27/2010Read first time
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104491D-H1
01/28/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB85H1
01/29/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB85H1)
02/18/2010Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB85ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB85ER)
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 69 (effective 7/1/10)
03/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0069)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.