HB 1402 Parental consent for abortion.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Parental consent for abortion. Requires a physician to obtain parental consent prior to performing an abortion on an unemancipated minor. This provision sets out the procedures required for the minor to seek judicial authorization for an abortion if the minor does not elect to seek consent of an authorized person. The bill requires the court on a petition seeking judicial authorization to find the minor to be capable of emancipation when deciding whether the minor is "mature" or not. If authorization for the abortion is given by the judge, the physician or his agent will be required to notify the parent; however, no notice will be required if the judge finds that the notice would not be in the best interest of the minor. Further, no consent or judicial bypass decision will be required if the minor "declares that she is abused or neglected" and "the attending physician has reason to suspect that the minor may be an abused or neglected child . . . and reports the suspected abuse or neglect." Consent is defined as the physician has given notice of intent to perform the abortion and has received authorization from an authorized person, or at least one authorized person is present with the minor seeking the abortion and provides written authorization to the physician. Under current law, the parents of the minor must be notified of the abortion, but do not have to give consent.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 09/30/02 038777636  pdf
02/14/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 032671636-S1  pdf
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 038923636-H1  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1402ER)  pdf
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0960)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 09/30/02 038777636
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/03  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
01/29/03  House: Read first time
01/30/03  House: Passed by for the day
01/31/03  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/01/03  House: Read third time and passed House (70-Y 29-N)
02/01/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 29-N)
02/01/03  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/01/03  House: Passed House (70-Y 29-N)
02/01/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (70-Y 29-N)
02/01/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/03  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: 3
02/13/03  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
02/14/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 032671636-S1
02/17/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/18/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  Senate: Read third time
02/19/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/19/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 032671636-S1
02/19/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 032671636-S1
02/19/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 9-N)
02/19/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (30-Y 9-N)
02/19/03  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 11-N)
02/19/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (29-Y 11-N)
02/20/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/03  House: Passed by temporarily
02/20/03  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (9-Y 85-N)
02/20/03  House: VOTE: REJECTED (9-Y 85-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/20/03  House: House acceded to request
02/20/03  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/20/03  House: Delegates: Black, McDonnell, Johnson
02/20/03  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/03  Senate: Senators: Stolle, Saslaw, Blevins
02/21/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 038923636-H1
02/22/03  House: Conference report agreed to by House (74-Y 24-N)
02/22/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 24-N)
02/22/03  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/22/03  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 9-N)
02/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (30-Y 9-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1402ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/03  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/03  House: Placed on Calendar
04/02/03  House: House rejected Gov's rec #1, 8, 9 (31-Y 69-N)
04/02/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (31-Y 69-N)
04/02/03  House: House rejected Gov's rec #2-7 (30-Y 70-N)
04/02/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (30-Y 70-N)
04/02/03  House: Passed in enrolled form (71-Y 29-N)
04/02/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 29-N)
04/02/03  Senate: Passed in enrolled form (27-Y 12-N)
04/02/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE-ENROLLED BILL (27-Y 12-N)
04/02/03  House: Bill became law, Chapter 960 (effective 7/1/03)
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0960)