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HB 865: Abortion

GENERAL BILL by Van Zant ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Baxley ; Broxson ; Burgess ; Costello ; Cummings ; Eagle ; Gaetz ; Grant ; Hill ; La Rosa ; Mayfield ; Perry ; Pigman ; Rodrigues, R. ; Smith ; Stone ; Sullivan

Abortion; Creates "Florida for Life Act"; prohibits induced abortions; prohibits operation of facility for purpose of providing abortion services; prohibits termination of pregnancy unless specified conditions are met; requires informed consent; deletes exemption from requirement to view ultrasound for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence, or human trafficking; provides standard of care if fetus is viable; requires that fetal remains be disposed of according to specified standards; provides restrictions on use of state & federal funds for state exchanges that provide coverage for induced abortions & termination of pregnancies under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/2/2015 House • Filed
12/18/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 74
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 74
1/21/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/25/16, 4:00 pm, Sumner Hall
1/25/2016 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 3 -HJ 288
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 288
3/11/2016 House • Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee