Henrietta Lacks Commission; established. (SB171)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Henrietta Lacks Commission; report; sunset. Creates the Henrietta Lacks Commission to establish, through a public-private partnership, the Henrietta Lacks Life Sciences Center in Halifax County as a cancer research and treatment center designed to (i) transform and accelerate cancer research and treatment through the use of biodata tools, (ii) provide tailored cancer treatment medicine to an underserved portion of rural Southside Virginia, and (iii) incubate new biotech businesses across the Southside Virginia region. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101389D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB171)
02/09/2018Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2018Committee amendment #1 agreed to
02/13/2018Committee amendment #2 rejected
02/13/2018Passed by temporarily
02/13/2018Amendment by Senator Hanger withdrawn
02/13/2018Amendments by Senator Stanley agreed to
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB171E
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Printed as engrossed 18101389D-E
02/14/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB171E)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Passed by for the day
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB171ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB171ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1415.