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 Bill Status of HB2701  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  ULTRASOUND OPPORTUNITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Wheeler - Jerry Costello, II - Terri Bryant - Sue Scherer, Jeanne M Ives, Ron Sandack, Brandon W. Phelps, Peter Breen, Joe Sosnowski, Patricia R. Bellock, David McSweeney, Daniel V. Beiser, David B. Reis, Grant Wehrli, Michael D. Unes, Mark Batinick, Steven A. Andersson, Randy E. Frese, Thomas Morrison, Margo McDermed and John Bradley

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
  2/19/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Peter Breen
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  2/20/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/20/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  2/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/10/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  3/11/2015HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommittee
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/8/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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