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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Jan. 22, 2021 VA SB 1276 Repeals the Abortion Ban in Virginia Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
Feb. 26, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
Feb. 24, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 14, 2017 VA HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services (20 - 19)
Feb. 7, 2017 VA HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
Feb. 11, 2014 VA SB 617 Repeals Requirement for an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 26, 2012 VA Saslaw Amdt Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 20)
March 1, 2012 VA HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 35)
Feb. 28, 2012 VA HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Feb. 22, 2012 VA SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (65 - 32)
Feb. 14, 2012 VA HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (63 - 36)
Feb. 14, 2012 VA HB 1 Defines Life as Beginning at Conception Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
Feb. 3, 2012 VA HB 62 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
Feb. 1, 2012 VA SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
April 6, 2011 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20)
April 6, 2011 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36)
April 21, 2010 VA Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
April 21, 2010 VA Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - House (64 - 30)
Feb. 16, 2010 VA HB 1108 "Trust Women/Respect Choice" License Plates Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Feb. 15, 2010 VA Gilbert Amdt "Trust Women/Respect Choice" License Plate Revenue Redistribution Amendment Adopted - House (56 - 39)
Jan. 26, 2007 VA Sub HB 1665 Forced or Coerced Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Jan. 23, 2007 VA HB 1883 Abortion Clinic Licensure Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
April 11, 2006 VA Amdt Item 4-5.04-2h Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/22 SB 1276 Repeals the Abortion Ban in Virginia Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
2/26 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
2/24 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
2/14 HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services (20 - 19)
2/07 HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
2/11 SB 617 Repeals Requirement for an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
3/26 Saslaw Amdt Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 20)
3/01 HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 35)
2/28 HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
2/22 SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (65 - 32)
2/14 HB 462 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (63 - 36)
2/14 HB 1 Defines Life as Beginning at Conception Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
2/03 HB 62 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
2/01 SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
4/06 HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20)
4/06 HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36)
4/21 Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
4/21 Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - House (64 - 30)
2/16 HB 1108 "Trust Women/Respect Choice" License Plates Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
2/15 Gilbert Amdt "Trust Women/Respect Choice" License Plate Revenue Redistribution Amendment Adopted - House (56 - 39)
1/26 Sub HB 1665 Forced or Coerced Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
1/23 HB 1883 Abortion Clinic Licensure Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
4/11 Amdt Item 4-5.04-2h Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34)

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