Inmates; Board of Local and Regional Jails to review services provided during pregnancy, etc. (SB1300)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Local and Regional Jails; review services provided to inmates during pregnancy, pregnancy termination, labor and delivery, and postpartum recovery; report. Directs the Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board), in consultation with a stakeholder work group, to (i) identify and analyze all obstetric and gynecological services and any other services provided by local and regional jails to inmates during pregnancy, pregnancy termination, labor and delivery, and postpartum recovery; (ii) compare such services to best practices recommended by the American Correctional Association, American Jail Association, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and (iii) develop recommendations to ensure that proper services are provided to inmates during pregnancy, pregnancy termination, labor and delivery, and postpartum recovery. The bill directs the Board to (a) post its findings and recommendations on its website and report such findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, House Committee for Courts of Justice, and House Committee on Public Safety by July 1, 2022, and (b) adopt regulations consistent with its findings and recommendations. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102560D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1300)
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety
02/09/2021Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/12/2021Reported from Public Safety (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed House (56-Y 42-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Passage (56-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1300ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1300ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 392 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0392)