Human infant; determining whether an infant has achieved an independent and separate existence. (SB602)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


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 the determination of an independent and separate existence of a human infant from its mother shall not be conditioned solely upon whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta detached. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103938D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB602)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB602E
02/09/2010Printed as engrossed 10103938D-E
02/10/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB602E)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105645D-H1
03/02/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB602H1)
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB602H1)
03/03/2010Passed by for the day
03/04/2010Passed by for the day
03/05/2010Passed by for the day
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105645D-H1
03/08/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB602H1
03/08/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010House insisted on substitute
03/11/2010House requested conference committee
03/11/2010Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 10106016D-S1
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB602S1)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB602ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB602ER)
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-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 (SB602ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 810(effective 4/21/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)
04/22/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB602ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.