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Legislative Update - December 22, 2017

Legislative Session Begins Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Pray daily for your Statewide Leaders

Pre-Filing of Legislation for 2018 Legislative Session Continues

Pre-filing of legislation for the 2018 session began Friday, December 1, 2017. 
At this time, there have been 265 bills and 13 various resolutions filed in the Senate.
There has been 479 bills and 16 various resolutions filed in the House.

Please read these updates.  Your involvement with your legislator is very important! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW – Pro-Life Action Day is Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Please print off the “Show Me Life” Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members. http://missourilife.org/assets/lobby_day_flyer2018.pdf

Bills to Watch:
NOTE:  In the following lists, Missouri Right to Life’s position could change at any time depending on amendments that can happen at any point in the legislative process.

In the Missouri State Senate:
SB 632- Sponsor:  Bob Dixon – Extends the expiration date of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (Support)

SB 724 – Sponsor:  David Sater – Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome (Support)

Under Review/Watch:
SB 604- Sponsor:  Bob Onder - Human Trafficking Poster (Watch)

SB 693- Sponsor:  Wayne Wallingford - Modifies procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled persons (Watch)

SB 714 – Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig – Requires the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected (Under Review)

SB 731- Sponsor:  Scott Sifton (Pro-Abortion) - Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2018 (Watch)

SB 788- Sponsor:  Jamilah Nasheed (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to human sexuality (Under Review)

SB 795- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig - Modifies provisions relating to termination of parental rights (Under Review)

SB 670- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Forces Pregnancy Resource Centers to refer for Abortion (Oppose)

SB 671- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the 72 Hour Reflection Period prior to an Abortion (Oppose)

In the Missouri State House:
HB 1266- Sponsor:  Donna Lichtenegger - Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (Support)

HB 1288- Sponsor:  Kevin Engler - Extends the expiration date of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (Support)

HB 1361- Sponsor:  Bill Kidd - Establishes "Simon's Law," which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatment policies of health care facilities (Support)

HB 1383- Sponsor:  Rocky Miller – Two Custodial Parents Notification prior to a minor having an abortion (Support)

Under Review/Watch:
HB 1238- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy – Tax Credit Limits (Watch)

HB 1240- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy – Regarding Contraceptives (Watch)

HB 1246- Sponsor:  Patricia Pike – Human Trafficking Poster (Under Review/Watch)

HB 1333- Sponsor:  Randy Pietzman – Good Intentions to End Abortion but Repeals a lot of Pro-Life Laws (Major Concerns)

HB 1337- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Equal Pay (Watch)

HB 1372- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Modifies provisions relating to unborn children (Major Concerns)

HB 1399- Sponsor:  Bruce DeGroot – Removal of parental rights because of rape, could include coercion for abortion (Watch)

HB 1437 – Sponsor:  Jean Evans – Changes the laws regarding protection for offenders who are pregnant (Under Review)

HB 1468- Sponsor:  Martha Stevens (Pro-Abortion) - Extends benefits for pregnant women under the MO HealthNet program and Show Me Healthy Babies program to one year after giving birth (Under Review)

HB 1498- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan - Modifies provisions relating to dispensing contraceptives (Watch)

HB 1499- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan – Regarding Transfer of Contraceptive Prescriptions (Watch)

HB 1565- Sponsor:  Phil Christofanelli - Changes the vote required to pass a statewide ballot measure from a majority vote to sixty percent of the votes cast (Watch)

HB 1616- Sponsor:  Cora Faith Walker (Pro-Abortion) – Makes changes to the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program (Watch)

HB 1624- Sponsor:  Gina Mitten (Pro-Abortion) – Expansion of MO Healthnet Services (Under Review/Watch)

HB 1627- Sponsor:  Jean Evens -  Establishes protections for pregnant offenders and offenders who are in postpartum recovery while in custody at a correctional center or county or city jail (Under Review)

HJR 47- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy - Proposes a constitutional amendment changing how judges are selected to certain courts (Under Review/Watch)

HJR 48- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy - Changes the constitutional provisions regarding ballot initiatives and referendums (Under Review/Watch)

HJR 53- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Proposes a constitutional amendment regarding the right to life (Under Review)

HB 1312- Sponsor:  Crystal Quade (Pro-Abortion) - Requires Pharmacists todispense contraceptives without excluding abortifacients (Oppose)

HB 1319- Sponsor:  Steven Roberts (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes Physician Assisted Suicide in Missouri (Oppose)

HB 1338- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Requires Health Care Workers distribution of abortifacients (Oppose)

HB 1551- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) -  Modifies provisions relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted disease education (Oppose)




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