VA SB1371 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-01-27 - Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Safe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 14 days of the child's life to a newborn safety device located at a hospital that provides 24-hour emergency services or at an attended emergency medical services agency that employs emergency medical services personnel. The bill also provides civil and criminal immunity to such hospitals and emergency medical services agencies for injuries to children received through such newborn safety devices, provided that (i) the injuries are not the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct and (ii) the hospital or emergency medical services agency meets certain requirements regarding the establishment, functioning, and testing of the device.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Pro trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.

Title

Safe haven protections; newborn safety device.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-01-27 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N) (Y: 13 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-27SenatePassed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 1-N)
2021-01-13SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-01-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100286D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
161228(n/a)See Bill Text
182371(n/a)See Bill Text
182371.1(n/a)See Bill Text
401103(n/a)See Bill Text
632100(n/a)See Bill Text
801226.5:2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

feedback