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Missouri Right to Life
2013 Key Votes Explanation Page
Vote Numbers Coincide w/2013 General Assembly Scorecards


HB 5:  Office of Administration Appropriation Bill that gives $1,633,561 to the Alternatives to Abortion Program.   Missouri Right to Life strongly supports this program and funding.      
(Final Status:  Passed with an Increase in Funding for Alternatives-to-Abortion Program)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 5:
House Votes:   Numbers – 31, 32, 34, 63, 64
Senate Votes:   Numbers – 14, 15, 24, 25

 HB 7:   Pro-Life Protections included in the Department of Economic Development Appropriations bill to prevent public funding for life sciences research projects which would have included human cloning, embryonic stem cell research and fetal research without these protections.  The oversight of these disbursements will be done by the Missouri Technology Corporation, a strong supporter of Amendment 2 which legalized human cloning.                                        
(Final Status:  Passed with Pro-Life Protections)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 7:
House Votes:  Rep. Bart Korman amended HB 7 in the House Appropriations Committee to place pro-life protections on HB 7.  MRL neutral once pro-life protections went on the bill.   
Senate Votes:  None – The Senate Appropriations Committee maintained the pro-life protections on HB 7 and MRL remained neutral.

HB 31 & SB 50:  Specifies that the constitutions and laws of the United States and Missouri must protect the rights of an alternative-to-abortion agency and its officers to freely engage in religious activities without interference. 
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 31 & SB 50:
House Votes:  Number – 20
Senate Votes:  Number - 12

 HB 87 & SB's 15, 19 & 20: Reauthorizes the provisions regarding tax credits for those who contribute to Pregnancy Resource Centers and extends the expiration date.                            
(Final Status:  SB 20 Passed)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 87 & SB 20:
House Votes:  Numbers - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 21, 28, 29, 30
Senate Votes:  Numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
NOTE:  PRC Tax Credits were one part of this omnibus benevolent tax credit bill.

HB 177:  Establishes the Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act which places restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 177: 
House Votes:  Number – 25
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Ban on Web-Cam Abortions Regulating dispensing of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Passed in HB 400. 

 HB 288:  Repeals the provision allowing an individual to assign, transfer, sell or otherwise convey the pregnancy resource center tax credit and removes the sunset for the pregnancy resource center tax credits.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 288:
House Votes:  Numbers - 11, 12
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Extension of PRC Tax Credits Passed in SB 20.

HB 298:  Requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 298:
House Votes:  Number - 26
Senate Votes:  None

 HB 371:  Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures; amended to include restrictions on father’s rights if he threatened, tried to force or coerce a woman into having an abortion.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 371:
House Votes:  Numbers – 51, 56
Senate Votes:  None

 HB 378 & SB 126:  Specifies that no pharmacy can be required to stock any drug or device.  This would protect a pharmacy from being forced to stock any abortion-inducing drug, including RU 486.    
(Final Status: SB 126 Passed)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 378 & SB 126:
House Votes:   Numbers – 47, 52, 61, 62  
Senate Votes:   Numbers - 5, 11

HB 386:  Establishes the Abortion Ban for Sex Selection and Genetic Abnormalities Act of 2013 to prohibit an abortion solely due to the sex of the unborn child or a genetic abnormality diagnosis.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 386:
House Votes:  Number - 24
Senate Votes:  None

HB 400 & SB 175:  Ban on Web-Cam Abortions.    
(Final Status:  HB 400 Passed)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 400 & SB 175:
House Votes:  Numbers – 27, 33, 44, 45, 46, 48, 65, 66
Senate Votes:  Numbers - 10, 18, 23

HB 457 & SB 84:  Specifies that anyone providing or participating in a medical procedure or research cannot be required to provide or participate in the activity if it violates his or her conscience or principles.     
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 457 & SB 84:
House Votes:  Numbers – 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23
Senate Votes:  Numbers – 6, 13

 HB 625:  Specifies that the geographic proximity requirement in a collaborative practice arrangement may be waived for up to 28 days per year for rural health clinics under specified conditions; amended to include ban on web-cam abortions.       
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 625:
House Votes:   None
Senate Votes:  Number – 22
NOTE:  Votes on this bill did not start until pro-life provisions were added and ended when pro-life provisions were removed.  Ban on Web-Cam Abortions was passed as a stand-alone bill (HB 400).

HB 698:  Omnibus Economic Development Bill.  Original Bill had multiple sections that opened the door for human cloning and embryonic stem cell research.  Bill was amended at different times to contain pro-life protections.  Votes counted show the progress of the bill when pro-life protections were included in the bill and when they were not.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 698:
House Votes:  Numbers - 16, 35, 37, 41
Senate Votes:  Numbers - 16, 17, 19, 20, 21

HB 717:  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee’s Omnibus Bill which included the following pro-life programs: protections for alternative-to-abortion agencies (HB 31 & 50), and the establishment of a “Show-Me Healthy Baby Program” for low income unborn children. 
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HB 717:
House Votes:  Numbers - 43, 54, 67, 68, 69
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Senate Amended the Bill and took out the two programs dealing with life issues.  At that point MRL became neutral on the bill.

HB 936:    Establishes the "Utilization of Tele-health" by advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural areas; amended to include the Ban on Web-Cam Abortions.                              
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HB 936:
House Votes:  Numbers – 49, 50, 55, 57, 58
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Ban on Web-Cam Abortions was passed as a stand-alone bill (HB 400).

HCR 35:  Requests the Attorney General to argue on appeal that the federal contraception mandate violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as the First Amendment of the Constitution.    
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to HCR 35:
House Votes:  Numbers – 36, 39, 40
Senate Votes:  None 

HJR 19:  Proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that each citizen has an inherent liberty that includes being able to make decisions regarding lawful health care related services or products.  This resolution is a response to Obamacare and the HHS Mandate.                       
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to HJR 19:
House Votes:  Numbers – 38, 42
Senate Votes:  None

SB 83:  Modifies provisions of law relating to political subdivisions, traffic offenses and taxation; amended to include protections for alternative-to-abortion providers.                     
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)

Votes Counted in Regards to SB 83:
House Votes:  Number – 73
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Votes on this bill did not start until pro-life provisions were added.

SB 100:  Modifies provisions regarding bankruptcy, child custody, adoptions, and child support administrative proceedings as well as court surcharges, court costs, and judicial personnel; amended to include restrictions on father’s rights if he threatened, tried to force or coerce a woman into having an abortion.     
(Final Status:  SB 100 Passed Without Pro-Life Provision)
Votes Counted in Regards to SB 100:
House Votes:  Numbers – 53, 59, 60, 74, 75, 76
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Votes on this bill did not start until pro-life provisions were added and ended when pro-life provisions were removed.

SB 222:  Modifies provisions relating to domestic violence; amended to include restrictions on father’s rights if he threatened, tried to force or coerce a woman into having an abortion.       
(Final Status:  Failed to Pass)
Votes Counted in Regards to SB 222:
House Votes:  Numbers – 70, 71, 72
Senate Votes:  None
NOTE:  Votes on this bill did not start until pro-life provisions were added and ended when pro-life provisions were removed.

 

 

 

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