Abortion; expands who can perform in first trimester, informed consent required. (SB733)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Provision of abortion. Expands who can perform first trimester abortions to include any person jointly licensed by the Board of Medicine and Nursing as a nurse practitioner acting within such person's scope of practice. The bill eliminates all of the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a pregnant woman's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a pregnant woman's informed written consent first be obtained. The bill removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals. This bill incorporates SB 21 and SB 68 and is identical to HB 980. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102740D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB733)
01/23/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Incorporates SB21 (Saslaw)
01/23/2020Incorporates SB68 (Locke)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106530D-S1
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Passed by for the day
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB733S1)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Floor substitute printed 20106576D-S2 (Newman)
01/28/2020Substitute by Senator Newman withdrawn 20106576D-S2
01/28/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2020Amendment by Senator McClellan agreed to
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB733ES1
01/28/2020Printed as engrossed 20106530D-ES1
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB733ES1)
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Chair votes Yes
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20108469D-H1
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB733H1)
02/26/2020Read second time
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108469D-H1
02/27/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB733H1
02/27/2020Pending question ordered
02/27/2020Passed House with substitute (53-Y 45-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Chair votes Yes
03/02/2020Title replaced 20108469D-H1
03/02/2020Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB733ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB733ER)
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 899 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0899)


Mike A. writes:

Please vote NO on this unsafe bill which undermines the health of the mother, deprives the baby of life, and is a risk to public health. Thank you.