HB 16

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 23, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 09, 2022
  • Passed Senate Feb 21, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Apr 05, 2022

Safe haven protections; newborn safety device at hospitals for reception of children.

Abstract

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 30 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. Current law requires the child to be delivered within the first 14 days of the child's life at such hospital or emergency medical services agency. This bill is identical to SB 63.

Abuse and neglect of a child; safe haven defense. Increases from 14 days to 30 days the maximum age of an infant whoma parent may voluntarily deliver to a hospital or emergency medicalservices agency and claim an affirmative defense to prosecution forabuse or neglect if such prosecution is based solely upon the parent'shaving left the infant at such facility.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Apr 05, 2022

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 81 (effective 7/1/22)

Mar 11, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022

Feb 25, 2022

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 23, 2022

House

VOTE: Adoption (91-Y 9-N)

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106679D-S1 (91-Y 9-N)

Feb 21, 2022

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB16S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 22106679D-S1

Senate

Read third time

Feb 18, 2022

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 16, 2022

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 0-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 22106679D-S1

Feb 10, 2022

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 09, 2022

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)

Feb 08, 2022

House

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 07, 2022

House

Read first time

Feb 03, 2022

House

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)

Jan 28, 2022

House

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

House

Referred from Courts of Justice

Dec 23, 2021

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101060D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101060D PDF HTML
Committee substitute printed 22106679D-S1 PDF HTML
HB16ER PDF HTML
CHAP0081 PDF HTML

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