Embryo adoptions; recognition, issuance of birth certificate. (HB1259)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recognition of embryo adoptions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14104167D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2014Assigned Courts sub: Constitutional Law
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/07/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice


This bill mentions Marshall.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Note that this bill was not written by the General Assembly's Department of Legislative Services, which is quite extraordinary. That much was clear to me when I read the text, which is thick with mistakes. For example, it's broken down into titled sections labeled with Roman numerals ("III. Expedited Adoption Process"), which is a practice that is not used anywhere within the Code of Virginia. Also, misspelling "birth certificates" as "birth certificats" is the sort of sloppiness that DLS does not commit to law. Also, setting off definitions with em dashes and double dashes, variously (both are counter to the formatting of the Code), and inconsistent capitalization. I don't know if Del. Marshall wrote this one all by himself, or this was written by a (deeply incompetent) advocacy organization and distributed to legislators to be introduced in various legislatures, but if it became law, it'd be a hell of a mess.

Carol Lindstrom writes:

I don't think this is what was meant by "job creation", but it could turn into a big business in a hurry.

Carolyn Caywood writes:


LeeWhitt writes:

Do the fine people of Mannassass proactively re-elect Marshall, or are they just not paying attention?