Sexual orientation change efforts prohibited. (SB988)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Sexual orientation change efforts prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with any person under 18 years of age. The bill defines "sexual orientation change efforts" as including the provision of treatment, interventions, counseling, or services intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions, but not including treatment, interventions, counseling, or services provided to persons seeking to transition from one gender to another or that provide acceptance, social support, and identity exploration and development. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102999D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2015Committee substitute printed 15104069D-S1
01/22/2015Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1385.

Comments

Rickey Moore writes:

I think it would be better for a physician to decide.