VA HB980 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Passed on April 9 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-09 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0898)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


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 the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a pregnant person's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a pregnant person'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.

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


Roll Calls

2020-02-26 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N) (Y: 52 N: 44 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 20-N) (Y: 20 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-21 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (Y: 32 N: 0 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (52-Y 45-N) (Y: 52 N: 45 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (Y: 12 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-04-09 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0898)
2020-04-09 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 898 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-03SenateSigned by President
2020-03-02HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-02HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB980ER)
2020-02-26HouseVOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N)
2020-02-26HouseSenate substitute agreed to by House 20108525D-S1 (52-Y 44-N)
2020-02-26HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-24SenateChair votes Yes
2020-02-24SenatePassed Senate with substitute (20-Y 20-N)
2020-02-24SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB980S1
2020-02-24SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108525D-S1
2020-02-24SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-24SenateRead third time
2020-02-21SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
2020-02-20SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108525D-S1
2020-02-20SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
2020-01-29SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-01-29SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-01-28HouseVOTE: Passage (52-Y 45-N)
2020-01-28HouseRead third time and passed House (52-Y 45-N)
2020-01-27HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB980H1
2020-01-27HouseDelegate Gilbert floor amendment ruled not germane
2020-01-27HouseDelegate Gilbert floor amendments ruled not germane
2020-01-27HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20106266D-H1
2020-01-27HouseRead second time
2020-01-24HouseRead first time
2020-01-22HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 9-N)
2020-01-22HouseIncorporates HB1060 (Adams, D.M.)
2020-01-22HouseCommittee substitute printed 20106266D-H1
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105164D

Same As/Similar To

HB1060 (Similar To) 2020-01-22 - Incorporated by Courts of Justice
SB733 (Same As) 2020-04-09 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0899)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
16177(n/a)See Bill Text
18272(n/a)See Bill Text
18276(n/a)See Bill Text
321127(n/a)See Bill Text

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