Family life education; female genital mutilation. (SB1159)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family life education; female genital mutilation. Requires any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the harmful physical and emotional effects of female genital mutilation, associated criminal penalties, and the rights of the victim including any civil action. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100431D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1159)
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/01/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Committee substitute printed 19106845D-H1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1159H1)
02/14/2019Read second time
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106845D-H1
02/15/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1159H1
02/15/2019Passed House with substitute (76-Y 16-N)
02/15/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Title replaced 19106845D-H1
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1159ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1159ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 596 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0596)