Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation. (HB1428)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation. Requires all abortion clinics, defined as any facility other than a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center in which 25 or more first-trimester abortions are performed in any 12-month period, to be licensed and regulated by the Board of Health. Read the Bill »


02/17/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


10/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100342D
10/28/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2011Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 3-N)
01/20/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Passed by for the day
01/25/2011Read second time
01/25/2011Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. rejected
01/25/2011Motion to refer to committee rejected (35-Y 64-N)
01/25/2011VOTE: MOTION REJECTED (35-Y 64-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Passed by motion rejected (41-Y 55-N)
01/25/2011VOTE: MOTION REJECTED (41-Y 55-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Pending question ordered
01/25/2011Engrossed by House
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1428)
01/26/2011Read third time and passed House (66-Y 33-N)
01/26/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2011Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 11 clips in all, totaling 21 minutes.


Bearing Drift, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Bearing Drift supports this bill as the safety of individuals undergoing medical treatment should always be a priority.

Angela Herring writes:

This bill is not about safety and health but another way to create road blocks to first trimester abortion, which is safe and legal, and usually performed in private doctor's offices and clinics. It is well regulated already and is safer than many procedures done in dermatology and surgical offices.

Pamela S. Tennyson writes:

Legitimate health providers should welcome the inclusion in medical facilities under the umbrella of the Board of Health. To suggest otherwise is to suggest there is something to hide.