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 Bill Status of HB5022  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  ULTRASOUND OPPORTUNITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Wheeler, John Bradley, Tim Butler, Avery Bourne and Katherine Cloonen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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
  2/8/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/25/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  4/7/2016HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommittee
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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