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Legislative Update –February 8, 2019

To date there have been 356 bills and 38 various resolutions filed in the Missouri Senate.  There have been 830 bills and 88 various resolutions filed in the Missouri House.

We continue to review all bills filed. This page is a compilation of testimony given at hearings, memos delivered to legislators and much more.  We encourage you to go to the Missouri Right to Life legislation page on a regular basis to see what is happening in your Missouri State Capitol on pro-life issues and see some of the information your legislators are receiving regarding pro-life legislation.  http://www.missourilife.org/legislation/2019.html

MARCH 12, 2019 – “SHOW-ME LIFE”
PRO-LIFE ACTION DAY AT THE MISSOURI STATE CAPITOL

COME….STAND WITH US TO PROTECT
THE HUMANITY OF THE UNBORN CHILD
Help us stand against legislation like what New York passed
 and what Virginia is considering.

MISSOURI IS A PRO-LIFE LEADER
WE MUST PASS LEGISLATION TO SAVE BABIES, PROTECT WOMEN AND SHOW THE NATION THAT
MISSOURIANS DO NOT SUPPORT INFANTACIDE

Mark Your Calendars Now - Plan to Attend 2019 Pro-Life Action Day
Come, learn about legislation coming before your elected Senators and Representatives on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Missouri State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. on the first floor rotunda.  Sue Thayer, current Director of Outreach for 40 Days for Life and former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager will be our guest speaker at noon.   Sue will share with us the urgency of passing more pro-life legislation to protect unborn children that feel pain during an abortion.

Please print off the “Show Me Life” Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members.  http://www.missourilife.org/assets/2019-lobby_day_flyer.pdf

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

In the Missouri State Senate:
SB 106- Sponsor:  Denny Hoskins – Two Custodial Parent Notification before a Minor has an Abortion (Support)
February 6, 2019 – Hearing Held in Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee
SB 110- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig – Death Certificates for Aborted Babies or Babies Stillborn (Support)
January 23, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 139- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig – Heartbeat Bill (Support – Working on Amendment)
January 24, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 279- Sponsors:  Bob Onder and Ed Emery - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support)
January 22, 2019 – Senate First Read
SB 287- Sponsor:  Paul Wieland – Allows for a pregnant person to enroll in an insurance program under certain circumstances when that insurance health plan has limited enrollment time periods (Support)
January 23, 2019 – Senate First Read
SB 312- Sponsor:  Bill Eigel – Establishes the mission of the Department of Health and Senior Services ensuring healthy Missourians at every stage of biological development and protecting all human life from conception to natural death, irrespective of age, health, or condition of dependency (Support)
January 28, 2019 – Senate First Read
SB 338 – Sponsor:  Paul Wieland – Excludes emergency contraception from MO HealthNet Family planning coverage (Support) February 4, 2019 – Senate First Read
SB 345- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig - Makes the performance or inducement of an abortion, except in a medical emergency, a criminal offense (Language Under Review)
February 5, 2019 – Senate First Read

Senate Bills to Watch or Opposed by Missouri Right to Life:
SB 170- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Repeals the Health and Safety Standards of the 72 Hour Reflection Period prior to Having an Abortion Referred t(Oppose)
January 31, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 216- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Forces PRC’s to supply information about Abortion (Oppose)
January 31, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 346- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Would force State to Pay for Abortifacient Drugs – Needs Amendment to exclude abortifacient drugs (Oppose)
February 5, 2019 – Senate First Read
SCR 7- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) - Establishes Missouri’s Ratification of the Federal ERA, which would eliminate all pro-life laws in Missouri and across the United States (Oppose)
January 17, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

In the Missouri State House:
HB 126- Sponsor:  Nick Schroer – Heartbeat Bill (Support – Working on Amendment)
February 12, 2019 – Hearing Scheduled in House Children and Families Committee
HB 127- Sponsor:  Rocky Miller – Two Custodial Parent Notification before a Minor has an Abortion (Support)
February 12, 2019 – Executive Session Scheduled in House Children and Families Committee
HB 138- Sponsor:  Bill Kidd – Simon’s Law (Support)
February 4, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee
HB 282- Sponsor:  Sonya Anderson – Requires informed consent information be given to women who are referred to out of state abortion clinics at the time of referral (Support)
January 30, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee
HB 339- Sponsor:  Adam Schnelting – Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support)
February 12, 2019 – Hearing Scheduled in House Children and Families Committee
HB 431 – Sponsor:  Tom Hurst – Prohibits a person from transporting a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without the consent required by state law (Support)
January 30, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee
HB 488 – Sponsor:  Kenneth Wilson - Modifies requirements for issuance of fetal death reports (Support) 
February 12, 2019 – Hearing Scheduled in House Children and Families Committee
HB 540 – Sponsor:  Tom Hannegan – Requires Abortion Risk Factor Evaluations and the Reporting of Risk Factors (Support)
January 30, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee
HB 671- Sponsor:  Mike Moon – Right to Due Process Act (Language Under Review)
January 28, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 680- Sponsor:  Mary Elizabeth Coleman - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support)
February 12, 2019 – Hearing Scheduled in House Children and Families Committee
HB 771- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan – Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome (Support)
February 4, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 781- 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 (Language Under Review)
February 4, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 788 – Sponsor:  Jeff Pogue - Modifies provisions of law relating to custody of in vitro human embryos (Support)
February 4, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 789- Sponsor:  Jeff Pogue – Changes the laws regarding abortion (Concerns)
February 4, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 850 – Sponsor:  Kathryn Swan - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support)
February 7, 2019 – House Introduced and First Read
HJR 28- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Proposes a constitutional amendment regarding the right to life (Support)
January 24, 2019 – House Second Read

House Bills to Watch or Opposed by Missouri Right to Life:
HB 312- Sponsor:  Cora Faith Walker (Pro-Abortion) – Authorizes tax credits for certain contraceptives (Oppose)
January 10, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 536- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes the requirement for the state to “Respect Women’s Abortion Decisions Act” for women to take the life of their unborn child for any reason (Oppose)
January 14, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 664 – Sponsor:  Sarah Unsicker (Pro-Abortion) - Establishes the Healthy Mothers Initiative within the office on women's health of the department of health and senior services (Language Under Review)
February 7, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee
HB 800- Sponsor:  Ian Mackey (Pro-Abortion) – Promotes the abortifacient drug the “Morning After Pill” (Oppose)
February 5, 2019 – House Second Read
HCR 12- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes Missouri’s Ratification of the Federal ERA, which would eliminate all pro-life laws in Missouri and across the United States (Oppose)
January 14, 2019 – House Second Read
HCR 14- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) - Resolves that abortion (the taking of an innocent child in the womb) shall be recognized by the state as an essential component of women's health care  (Oppose)
January 15, 2019 – House Second Read

 

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