Sterilization operations; for persons 18 years of age or older and capable of informed consent. (HB1876)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sterilization operations for persons capable of informed consent. Eliminates the requirement for a 30-day waiting period prior to a sterilization operation for persons who are over the age of 18 and capable of giving informed consent who have not previously become the natural or adoptive parent of a child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102310D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1876)
01/18/2013Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/18/2013Rereferred to Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Read first time
01/31/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2013Read third time and passed House (74-Y 24-N)
02/01/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1876ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1876ER)
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 671 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)


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 11 minutes.