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Legislation to Watch
The following are the choice related legislative initiatives we are tracking for the 2013-2014 session.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Bill Number: SB 319 (view bill)
House Status: PASSED/ADOPTED WITH AMENDMENT
Senate Status: CONCURRED
Sponsor(s): Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Odell, Dist 8; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Long, Hills 42; Rep. Heath, Hills 14; Rep. Bouchard, Merr 18
Violence, intimidation, and harassment of patients and employees of reproductive health care facilities is unacceptable. Governor Hassan signed the bill into law June 10, 2014, effective a month later, July 10, 2014. However, after SCOTUS's ruling on buffer zones the Patient Safety Zone remains up in the air.
AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF OUTPATIENT ABORTION FACILITIES
Bill Number: HB 1501 (view bill)
House Status: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE
Sponsor(s): Rep. Souza, Hills 43; Rep. LeBrun, Hills 32; Rep. Peterson, Hills 21; Rep. Notter, Hills 21; Rep. Cebrowski, Hills 7; Rep. Kappler, Rock 3; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 5; Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Rep. Groen, Straf 10; Rep. Hoell, Merr 23
The bill failed in the House!
AN ACT RELATIVE TO INDUCED TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY STATISTICS
Bill Number: HB 1502 (view bill)
House Status: INTERIM STUDY
Sponsor(s): Rep. Souza, Hills 43; Rep. Notter, Hills 21; Rep. Peterson, Hills 21; Rep. LeBrun, Hills 32; Rep. Kappler, Rock 3; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 5; Rep. G. Hopper, Hills 2; Rep. Berube, Straf 18
An Executive Session is planned for October 15, 2014.
Find out how you can get active in our efforts to protect and promote women's health and privacy at the state level here