Infants; blood sample provided to parents. (HB1836)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; DNA sampling of infants.  Requires every hospital providing maternity care to take a sample of an infant's DNA at such time as mandatory genetic screenings are performed, and provide that sample to the infant's mother prior to releasing the infant from the hospital, unless the mother objects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100145D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/27/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Committee substitute printed 11104739D-H1
01/28/2011Read first time
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104739D-H1
01/31/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1836H1
02/01/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2011Passed by for the day
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2011Amendment by Senator McEachin rejected
02/22/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2011Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Placed on Calendar
02/23/2011Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1836ER)
03/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1836ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/12)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)


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 6 minutes.


Jim Duncan writes:

Why? What is the rationale for this bill?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

The whole baby is made out of DNA—just let the mother take that.