Death by wrongful act; whenever fetal death, natural mother may bring an action against person, etc. (SB674)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patrons Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), and Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Action for death by wrongful act; how and when to be brought. For the purpose of this section, death of a person includes a fetus. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104518D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2012Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB674E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12104518D-E
02/14/2012Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 2-N)
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105668D-H1
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105668D-H1
03/01/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB674H1
03/01/2012Passed House with substitute (76-Y 19-N 1-A)
03/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 19-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Passed by temporarily
03/05/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Title replaced 12105668D-H1
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB674ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 725 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.