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 Bill Status of HB1919  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  ULTRASOUND OPPORTUNITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Brandon W. Phelps - David Reis - Joe Sosnowski - Thomas Morrison - Randy Ramey, Jr., Richard Morthland, Wayne Rosenthal, Lisa M. Dugan, Dwight Kay, John D. Cavaletto, Michael G. Connelly, Adam Brown, Monique D. Davis and Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession 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 6 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, at least one hour 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 Department of Public Health shall prepare and make available a reporting form, to be submitted by each abortion facility to the Department annually. 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
  2/17/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/17/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/17/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/23/2011HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/23/2011HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/2/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  3/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy Ramey, Jr.
  3/9/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/15/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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