SB 1124 Parental consent for abortion; penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Parental consent for abortion; penalty. 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. Under current law, the parents of the minor must be notified of the abortion, but do not have to give consent. 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.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 038863414  pdf
01/31/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 033899253-S1  pdf
02/27/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1124ER)  pdf
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0962)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 038863414
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/31/03  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 033899253-S1
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/03/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Read second time
02/04/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 033899253-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 033899253-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Passed Senate (27-Y 11-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (27-Y 11-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Read first time
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
02/17/03  House: Reported from C. J. with amendment (16-Y 5-N)
02/18/03  House: Read second time
02/19/03  House: Read third time
02/19/03  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/03  House: Passed House with amendment (72-Y 25-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 25-N)
02/20/03  Senate: House amendment rejected by Senate (6-Y 32-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: REJECTED HOUSE AMENDMENT (6-Y 32-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Rec. of House amds. agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: House amendment rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: REJECTED HOUSE AMENDMENT (2-Y 37-N)
02/20/03  House: House insisted on amendment
02/20/03  House: House requested conference committee
02/20/03  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (39-Y 0-N)
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, Quayle, Howell
02/21/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/03  House: Conference report agreed to by House (78-Y 21-N)
02/22/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (78-Y 21-N)
02/22/03  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/22/03  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (29-Y 11-N)
02/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (29-Y 11-N)
02/27/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1124ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/03  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/02/03  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/02/03  Senate: Senate rejected Gov's recommendation (11-Y 29-N)
04/02/03  Senate: VOTE: REJECTED GOV. RECOMM. (11-Y 29-N)
04/02/03  Senate: Passed in enrolled form (28-Y 12-N)
04/02/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE-ENROLLED BILL (28-Y 12-N)
04/02/03  House: Passed in enrolled form (69-Y 26-N)
04/02/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 26-N)
04/02/03  House: Bill became law, Chapter 962 (effective 7/1/03)
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0962)