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Legislation We're Following

Here, you will find bills filed by the Virginia General Asssembly that we are following.

HB 1473 -- 20-week Abortion Ban

This bill criminalizes and bans abortion at 20 weeks, with the exception of saving the life of the mother.

STATUS: In Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1762 -- Mandatory Waiting Period

This bill mandates a 24-hour waiting period, forces a woman to provide written consent and be read a state-mandated script before having an abortion, no matter her circumstances.

STATUS: In Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 2264 -- Defunding Planned Parenthood

This bill bans the Department of Health from contracting with abortion providers, restricting funds from Planned Parenthood and denying women, men and young people the full range of reproductive health services.

STATUS: Vetoed by Governor McAuliffe; Veto confirmed by House

HB 1500 -- Stripping Funds for Abortion Providers (Budget Amendment)

This budget amendment restricts funds for coverage of abortion services.

STATUS: In Committee on Appropriations

HR 268 -- “Day of Tears” Resolution

This resolution recognizes January 22, the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v Wade, as a “Day of Tears.” This bill’s sole purpose is to shame women who have had an abortion.

STATUS: Adopted

HB 1444 -- Minimum Wage Increase

This bill raises Virginia’s state minimum wage to $10.00 per hour on July 1, 2017, $12.50 on July 1, 2019 and $15.00 on July 1, 2021.

STATUS: In Committee on Commerce and Labor

HB 2060 -- Birth Control Act

This bill recognizes birth control as an FDA-approved method of contraception, and does not consider it an abortion method.

STATUS: In Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 2186 -- Whole Woman’s Health Act

This bill enacts the U.S. Supreme Court Whole Woman’s Health decision into state law, making any current targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP) laws in Virginia illegal.

STATUS: In Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 2267 -- 12-month Birth Control Coverage

This bill ensures that any Virginia woman’s health insurance plan will cover up to a 12-month supply of birth control at one time.

STATUS: Passed Senate with a vote of 34-6; Headed to Governor McAuliffe for signature

HB 2286 -- Written Consent Waiver

This bill allows a woman to waive any state-mandated written consent before having an abortion.

STATUS: In Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 1549 -- Removal of TRAP Regulations

This bill removes the requirement of an ultrasound before an abortion, reduces consulting physicians from two to one and removes language that classifies abortion clinics as hospitals. This bill is one step toward eliminating medically unnecessary TRAP (Targeted Restrictions of Abortion Providers) regulations on abortion providers.

The House version of this bill (HB 1563) failed in Committee for Health, Welfare and Institutions

STATUS: In Committee on Education and Health