Search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, or other process; menstrual health data prohibited. (HB78)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, or other process; menstrual health data prohibited. Prohibits the issuance of a search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other process for the purpose of the search and seizure or production of menstrual health data, as defined in the bill, including data stored on a computer, computer network, or other device containing electronic or digital information. This bill incorporates HB 1359 and is identical to SB 16. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/26/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100769D
12/26/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/06/2024Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
02/07/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24107463D-H1
02/09/2024Incorporates HB1359 (Convirs-Fowler)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107463D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB78H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108044D-S1
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108044D-S1
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB78S1
02/26/2024Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108044D-S1 (51-Y 49-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB78ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/24)
04/05/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB16.

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