Department of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning. (HB2264)
|Signed by Governor|
Department of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. Prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under the Medicaid program or providing any grants or other funds to any entity that performs such abortions. The bill also prioritizes the types of entities that the Department of Health contracts with or provides grants to for family planning services. Read the Bill »
02/17/2017: Passed the General Assembly
- 01/11/2017 Committee
- 01/11/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102960D
- 01/11/2017 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
- 01/17/2017 Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
- 01/19/2017 Impact statement from VDH (HB2264)
- 01/31/2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
- 02/02/2017 Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/03/2017 Read first time
- 02/06/2017 Read second time and engrossed
- 02/07/2017 Read third time and passed House (60-Y 33-N)
- 02/07/2017 VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/08/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed
- 02/08/2017 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
- 02/09/2017 Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/10/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/13/2017 Read third time
- 02/13/2017 Passed by for the day
- 02/14/2017 Read third time
- 02/14/2017 Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/16/2017 Enrolled
- 02/16/2017 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2264ER)
- 02/16/2017 Impact statement from VDH (HB2264ER)
- 02/16/2017 Signed by Speaker
- 02/17/2017 Signed by President
- 02/17/2017 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
- 02/17/2017 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
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 5 minutes.
This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.THIS WILL TAKE STATEMENTS MADE AND MOVE FROM A CLASS FIVE TO CLASS THREE PENALTY. THAT IS UP TO 20 YEARS. IT GOES DOWN TO BONA FIDE PERSONNEL, EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDICAL PERSONNEL OR ANYBODY AGAIN, I'M NOT EXCUSING PEOPLE ELSE. THAT DO OR SAY STUPID THINGS. I GOT TEENAGERS OF MY OWN AND I WAS A YOUNG PERSON. THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE ARE MAKING A CLASS THREE FELONY. PLEASE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS AGAIN. I UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE OF THE BILL AND TRYING TO PROTECT THE UNIFORMED PERSONNEL AND I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE TERRIBLE,
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville): YOU WON'T LIKE THIS ONE ANY BETTER. WITH THAT, I RENEW THE MOTION THE BILL PASS.
[Unknown]: THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): I RISE AND SPEAK IN FAVOR OF WHAT IN FACT WE HAVE DONE IS PUT THE SENATE VERSION OF THE ETHICS REFORM LEGISLATION ONTO THE HOUSE BILL, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE THE BODY TO ACCEPT IT.
Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): AYES 39, NO'S 1.
[Unknown]: AYES 39, NO'S 1, THE BILL PASSES. PAGE 11. HOUSE BILL 2078. THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, SENATOR REEVES.
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. ASK THAT THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE BILL.
[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): MEMBERS OF THE BODY, THIS IS A CHRISTMAS TREE BILL. WE CROSSED A RUBE CON A WHILE AGO WHEN WE STARTED ALLOWING PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES TO START SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITHOUT FOOD. THIS IS GOING TO ADD -- THIS BILL WOULD ADD THE CITY OF HARRISBURG TO THAT. WE DID WAYNESBORO LAST YEAR, AND FOR THOSE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE, ON REHAB AND SOCIAL SERVICES FRIDAY, WE WILL HEAR DELEGATE ALBO'S BILL THAT POSSIBLY CAN TRY TO RECTIFY SOME OF THIS CHRISTMAS TREE EFFECT THAT'S GOING ON. BUT THAT IS THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT.
Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL HOUSE BILL 2078 PASS. RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.
[Unknown]: AYES 37, NO'S 3. AYES 37, NO'S 3. THE BILL PASSES. REGULAR CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 1721. A BILL RELATING TO STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES, REDUCED RATE TUITION AND MANDATORY FEE CHARGES. CERTAIN STUDENTS WHO ARE ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. THE SENATOR FROM BETD FORD, SENATOR NEUMAN. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, WE HAD BRIEF DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS BILL YESTERDAY, IT IS A BILL THAT WOULD CONTEMPLATE THE IDEA OF ALLOWING AN ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSON WHO IS CURRENTLY NOT IN VIRGINIA, BUT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THESE REMOTE CLASSES TO BE ABE TO DO SO AT A REDUCED RATE. I UNDERSTAND THERE WAS A DISCUSSION YESTERDAY IN REGARDS TO THE GI BILL. I THINK THAT THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH HAS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. BUT WITH THAT EXPLANATION, I HOPE THAT THE BILL PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR FROM FAIR TAX CITY, SENATOR PETE CERTAIN.
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK U -- PETERSEN.
[Unknown]: RISE TO SPEAK TO THE BILL.
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.
[Unknown]: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, I DID ASK A QUESTION YESTERDAY, WHETHER OR NOT THIS WOULD BE SOMEWHAT DUPLICATIVE OF THE EFFORTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THE OF THE GI BILL. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH HELPED GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION IN THAT REGARD. ISTILL NOT A BIG FAN OF THIS BILL. I THINK WHAT WE ARE DOING IS CREATING A CLASS OF FOLKS WHO ARE PAYING REDUCED RATE TUITION. THE OTHER PART I HAVE ABOUT THIS IS, IT'S VERY CONFUSING THE WAY IT'S IMPLEMENTED. AMONG OTHER THINGS, IT TALKS ABOUT THEM BEING STATIONED OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH, TAKING PRESUMABLY AS A VIRGINIA CITIZEN, APPLYING TO OUR COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BUT THEN ALSO BEING COUNTED AS A NON-VIRGINIA STUDENT. SO IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY NARROW CLASS OF PEOPLE. ALSO SOMEONE WHO IS ACTUALLY IN MOS TRAINING FOR MILITARY SPECIALTY. BUT E AGAIN, I DON'T THINK IT IS A GOOD PRECEDENT. I THINK IT IS DUPLICATIVE OF OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS, EVEN IF THERE'S OVERLAP. APPRECIATE IT. THANKS. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR DeSTEPH.
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF THE BILL.
[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): WHETHER IT'S THE GI BILL, WHETHER IT'S THE EAP, OR 11 OR 12 OTHER MACHINATIONS OF THOSE, WHEN IT COMES TO OUR MILITARY MEMBERS, WHETHER DEPLOYED OVERSEAS, WHETHER THEY ARE VIRGINIA RESIDENTS,