CS/HB 839: Abortion
GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Davis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Horner ; Porter ; Stargel ; Trujillo ; Van Zant ; Weinstein
Abortion; Designates act "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"; provides legislative findings; requires physician performing or inducing abortion to first make determination of probable postfertilization age of unborn child; provides exception; prohibits abortion if probable postfertilization age of unborn child is 20 or more weeks; provides exception; provides recordkeeping & reporting requirements for physicians; requires annual report by DOH; provides financial penalties for late reports & civil actions to require reporting; provides for disciplinary action against noncompliant physicians; provides criminal penalties for certain violations; provides that penalty may not be assessed against woman involved in such abortion or attempt; provides for civil actions by certain persons for violations; provides for attorney fees in certain circumstances; requires confidentiality in court proceedings consistent with Rules of Judicial Administration.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Health and Human Services Committee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 82
• Introduced -HJ 82
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 01/24/12, 2:00 pm, Webster Hall
• Favorable by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 284
• Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 284
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 5 -HJ 320
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 314
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 451
• Died in Health and Human Services Committee
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