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Legislative Update – January 5, 2018

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

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

VERY IMPORTANT DATE FOR 2018 - 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)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 724 – Sponsor:  David Sater – Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome (Support)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

Under Review/Watch:
SB 604- Sponsor:  Bob Onder - Human Trafficking Poster (Watch)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 693- Sponsor:  Wayne Wallingford - Modifies procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled persons (Watch)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

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)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 731- Sponsor:  Scott Sifton (Pro-Abortion) - Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2018 (Watch)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 788- Sponsor:  Jamilah Nasheed (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to human sexuality (Under Review)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 795- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig - Modifies provisions relating to termination of parental rights (Under Review)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

Oppose:
SB 670- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Forces Pregnancy Resource Centers to refer for Abortion (Oppose)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

SB 671- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the 72 Hour Reflection Period prior to an Abortion (Oppose)
Senate First Read – January 3, 2018

In the Missouri State House:
HB 1266- Sponsor:  Donna Lichtenegger - Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (Support)
House Second Read and Referred to House Children and Families Committee – January 4, 2018

HB 1288- Sponsor:  Kevin Engler - Extends the expiration date of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (Support)
House Second Read and Referred to House Ways and Means Committee – January 4, 2018

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)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1383- Sponsor:  Rocky Miller – Two Custodial Parents Notification prior to a minor having an abortion (Support)
House Second Read and Referred to House Children and Families Committee – January 4, 2018

HB 1752- Sponsor:  Jeff Pogue - Prohibits pharmacies in the state from providing abortion pills known as emergency contraceptives over the counter (Support)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1867- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan - Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome (Support)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1946- Sponsor:  Sonya Anderson - Requires referrals for out-of-state abortions to be accompanied by specified printed materials (Support)
Introduced and House First Read – January 4, 2018

Under Review/Watch:
HB 1238- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy – Tax Credit Limits (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1240- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy – Regarding Contraceptives (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1246- Sponsor:  Patricia Pike – Human Trafficking Poster (Under Review/Watch)
Hearing Scheduled in House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee – January 8, 2018
House Second Read and Referred to House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee – January 4, 2018

HB 1333- Sponsor:  Randy Pietzman – Good Intentions to End Abortion but Repeals a lot of Pro-Life Laws (Major Concerns)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1337- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Equal Pay (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1372- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Modifies provisions relating to unborn children
(Major Concerns)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1399- Sponsor:  Bruce DeGroot – Removal of parental rights because of rape, could include coercion for abortion (Under Review)
House Second Read and Referred to House Judiciary Committee – January 4, 2018

HB 1437 – Sponsor:  Jean Evans – Changes the laws regarding protection for offenders who are pregnant (Under Review)
Withdrawn – January 5, 2018

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)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1498- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan - Modifies provisions relating to dispensing contraceptives (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1499- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan – Regarding Transfer of Contraceptive Prescriptions (Watch)
Hearing Scheduled in House Health and Mental Health Committee – January 10, 2018
House Second Read and Referred to House Health and Mental Health Committee – January 4, 2018

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)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1616- Sponsor:  Cora Faith Walker (Pro-Abortion) – Makes changes to the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1624- Sponsor:  Gina Mitten (Pro-Abortion) – Expansion of MO Healthnet Services (Under Review/Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

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)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1713- Sponsor:  Don Phillips - Modifies provisions relating to the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1714- Sponsor:  Don Phillips - Modifies provisions relating to the rights of adoptees (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1751- Sponsor:  Jeff Pogue - Changes the laws regarding abortion by repealing current pro-life statutes (Major Concerns)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1762- Sponsor:  Jeff Pogue - Expands child neglect to include a child that is born with a controlled substance in the child's fluids because the pregnant mother knowingly used a controlled substance before birth (Under Review/Watch)
House Second Read and Referred to House Judiciary Committee – January 4, 2018

HB 1786- Sponsor:  Brandon Ellington (Pro-Abortion) - Establishes the Economic Development Grant Program (Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1833- Sponsor:  Joe Adams (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes an open-ended Universal Health Care Program for all (Major Concerns)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1875- Sponsor:  Jered Taylor - Creates the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree if a person knowingly misuses a narcotic drug while pregnant (Under Review)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1895- Sponsor:  Jim Neely - Specifies that no investigation is required for a death that occurs under hospice care (Under Review)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1950- Sponsor:  Peter Meredith (Pro-Abortion) - Requires insurance plans to cover up to a 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives at one time (Under Review)
Introduced and House First Read – January 4, 2018

HJR 47- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy - Proposes a constitutional amendment changing how judges are selected to certain courts (Under Review/Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HJR 48- Sponsor:  Dan Stacy - Changes the constitutional provisions regarding ballot initiatives and referendums (Under Review/Watch)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HJR 53- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Proposes a constitutional amendment regarding the right to life (Under Review)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

Oppose:
HB 1312- Sponsor:  Crystal Quade (Pro-Abortion) - Requires Pharmacists todispense contraceptives without excluding abortifacients (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1319- Sponsor:  Steven Roberts (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes Physician Assisted Suicide in Missouri (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1338- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Requires Health Care Workers distribution of abortifacients (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1551- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) -  Modifies provisions relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted disease education (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1772- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) - Establishes the "Respect Women's Abortion Decisions Act" (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1790- Sponsor:  Brandon Ellington (Pro-Abortion) – Legalizes Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in our state (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1807- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes a state Woman’s Health Services Program to provide abortions for women (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1852- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the 72 hour reflexion period and repeals the requirement for an emergency physician being on call after an abortion (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1853- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the statute that gives women the factual medical information about what happens during abortion and repeals the statute that tells women places where they can go to receive help if they want to keep their unborn baby (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HB 1854- Sponsor:  Stacey Newman (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the requirement for a physician performing an abortion to have hospital priveleges (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

HCR 56 – Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) – Would ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to make states pay for abortions (Oppose)
House Second Read – January 4, 2018

 

 

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