Surrogacy contracts; provisions requiring abortions or selective reductions unenforceable. (SB163)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Surrogacy contracts; provisions requiring or prohibiting abortions or selective reductions unenforceable. Provides that any provision of a surrogacy contract requiring or prohibiting an abortion or selective reduction is against the public policy of the Commonwealth and is void and unenforceable. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100591D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2022Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2022Rereferred to Judiciary
01/31/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read second time
02/02/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB163E
02/02/2022Printed as engrossed 22100591D-E
02/03/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed House (52-Y 48-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB163ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 800 (effective 7/1/22)
05/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)

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