Testing of bodily fluids; deemed consent. (HB1033)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deemed consent to testing of bodily fluids. Allows a magistrate or a general district court to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis B or C virus when exposure to bodily fluids occurs between a person and any health care provider, person employed by or under the direction and control of a health care provider, law-enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, person employed by a public safety agency, or school board employee and the person whose blood specimen is sought refuses to consent to providing such specimen. Currently, only the general district court may issue such order. The bill allows a testing order to be issued based on a finding that there is probable cause to believe that exposure has occurred. Currently, there must be a finding by a preponderance of the evidence that exposure has occurred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102791D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106577D-H1
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106577D-H1
02/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1033H1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Courts of Justice