H.B. No. 0118

Abortion-available information for decision.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Brechtel, Davison, Eklund, Gingery, Jaggi, McKim and Peasley and Senator(s) Dockstader, Jennings, Meier and Nutting


AN ACT relating to public health and safety; requiring physicians to provide patients with specified information before certain nonemergency abortion procedures; providing definitions and amending a definition; and providing for an effective date.


1/11/2011      Bill Number Assigned

1/12/2011      H Received for Introduction

1/13/2011      H Introduced and Referred to H10

1/24/2011      H10 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Gay, Gingery, Greene, Harvey, Hunt, Miller and Peasley

Nays:  Representative(s) Barbuto and Craft

Ayes 7    Nays 2    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/24/2011      H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 3           After "procedures;" insert "providing for documentation;"

Page 4-after line 4     Insert:

"(c)  If disclosures are required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the physician shall obtain a signed statement from the pregnant woman acknowledging that the pregnant woman was provided the information specified in subsection (a) of this section.  The signed statement shall be placed in the pregnant woman's medical file and shall be treated as a confidential medical document under all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.".

Page 4-line 6           Delete "(c)" insert "(d)".  HARVEY, CHAIRMAN


1/25/2011      H Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Representative(s) Brechtel, Buchanan, Burkhart, Campbell, Cannady, Edmonds, Eklund, Gay, Gingery, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Jaggi, Kroeker, Krone, Loucks, McKim, Miller, Peasley, Petersen, Quarberg, Semlek and Teeters

Nays:  Representative(s) Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Blikre, Bonner, Botten, Brown, Byrd, Connolly, Craft, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Greear, Hunt, Kasperik, Lubnau, Madden, McOmie, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Patton, Pederson, Petroff, Roscoe, Shepperson, Steward, Stubson, Throne, Vranish, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Excused:  Representative(s) Childers, Davison, Goggles, Illoway and Lockhart

Ayes 23    Nays 32    Excused 5    Absent 0    Conflicts 0