Pregnant woman; coercion related to birth of child prohibited. (HB492)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)

Progress

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

Description

Coercion of pregnant woman prohibited. Provides that no practitioner of the healing arts shall make any attempt or take any action intended to coerce a pregnant woman regarding options related to the birth of her child, including consenting to surgical interventions related to the birth of her child. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Committee
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102100D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB492)
02/04/2016Assigned to sub: Constitutional Law
02/08/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/08/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/10/2016Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 7-N)
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice