VA HB386 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Passed on March 2 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-02 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Department of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions from engaging in conversion therapy, as defined in the bill, with any person under 18 years of age and provides that such counseling constitutes unprofessional conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action. The bill provides that no state funds shall be expended for the purpose of conducting conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age, referring a person under 18 years of age for conversion therapy, or extending health benefits coverage for conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.

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Conversion therapy; prohibited by certain health care providers.


Roll Calls

2020-02-17 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 22 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-13 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 5-N) (Y: 8 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-03 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (66-Y 27-N) (Y: 66 N: 27 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 4-N) (Y: 18 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-02 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
2020-03-02 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 41 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-02-24 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
2020-02-24HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2020
2020-02-20SenateSigned by President
2020-02-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-02-19HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB386ER)
2020-02-17SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-17SenateRead third time
2020-02-14SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-13SenateReported from Education and Health (8-Y 5-N)
2020-02-04SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-02-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-03HouseVOTE: Passage (66-Y 27-N)
2020-02-03HouseRead third time and passed House (66-Y 27-N)
2020-01-31HousePrinted as engrossed 20100761D-E
2020-01-31HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB386E
2020-01-31HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2020-01-31HouseRead second time
2020-01-30HouseRead first time
2020-01-28HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 4-N)
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 1-N)
2020-01-15HouseAssigned HWI sub: Health Professions
2020-01-02HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-01-02HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100761D

Same As/Similar To

SB245 (Same As) 2020-04-06 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5412409.5(n/a)See Bill Text

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