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 Bill Status of HB0283  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ULTRASOUND OPPORTUNITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Wheeler, Allen Skillicorn and Brandon W. Phelps

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Ultrasound Opportunity Act. Sets forth legislative findings and definitions. Provides that at any facility where abortions are performed, the physician who is to perform the abortion, the referring physician, or another qualified person working in conjunction with either physician shall offer any woman seeking an abortion after 8 weeks of gestation an opportunity to receive and view an active ultrasound of her unborn child by someone qualified to perform ultrasounds at the facility, or at a facility listed in a listing of local ultrasound providers provided by the facility, prior to the woman having any part of an abortion performed or induced and prior to the administration of any anesthesia or medication in preparation for the abortion. Provides that the requirements of the Act shall not apply when, in the medical judgment of the physician performing or inducing the abortion, there exists a medical emergency. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2017HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/12/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/3/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/8/2017HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommitee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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