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Legislative Update – March 29, 2019

Following are Pro-Life Highlights in the Budget Bills:
The House passed the State Budget Bills this Week.  They now go to the Senate for consideration. 

Thank you to Speaker Elijah Haahr, Budget Chairman Cody Smith, Vice Chairman David Wood, all Budget Committee Members and all Representatives who supported the following pro-life provisions!  Great job!!

HCS HB 7:
Section 7.015 – Department of Economic Development
Pro-Life Protective Language on Missouri Technology Investment Funds distributed by the Missouri Technology Corporation so these public dollars do not go to research companies that do human cloning or embryonic stem cell research as defined in statute 196.1127.  This language is only for the public dollars in this fund ($3,500,000)

HCS HB 10:
Section 10.725 – Pro-Life Language on funding for Family Planning Programs run by the State Health Agencies so that NO public monies can be used for abortion services or abortion referrals.

Section 10.1005 – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Health and Senior Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.

Section 10.1010 – Pro-Life Language to prevent Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  NOTE:  Obamacare includes abortion services and healthcare rationing.

HCS HB 11:
Section 11.155 - Alternative to Abortion Program (A2A) covers a wide range of pregnancy care to give women and families in crisis pregnancies an option to choose life for their unborn child.  This program provides helps throughout and after the pregnancy.  In addition to the pregnancy care, this budget line also includes funding for diapers and other infant hygiene products as well as funding for a program initiative to help young new families build a healthy marriage and base for fatherhood.  ($8,958,561)

Section 11.645 -  Pilot Program to assist pregnant women, addicted to opioids, to get off of drugs.  ($1,398,993)

Section 11.730 – Show-Me Healthy Babies to help women while pregnant with pre-natal care.  ($32,595,141)

Section 11.920 (Part 2) – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Social Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.

Section 11.925 – Pro-Life Language to prevent Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  NOTE:  Obamacare includes abortion services and healthcare rationing.

Section 11.930 (Part 3) – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Social Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.

There are 7 Weeks of the 2019 Legislative Session Remaining.
Watch for Action Alerts as we Move through these last Weeks.

MRL is Asking the Senate to pass “HB 126 as amended” and SCS SB 279
As well as the other life-saving legislation listed below.
                             

To date there have been 518 bills and 63 various resolutions filed in the Missouri Senate.  There have been 1255 bills and 159 various resolutions filed in the Missouri House.

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 13, 2019 – Voted Do Pass 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 – See SCS SB 279)
March 13, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 139 Combined in Senate Committee Sub with SB 279 and SB 345 (SCS SB 279) and Voted Do Pass
SCS SB 279- Sponsors:  Bob Onder and Ed Emery - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support)
March 27, 2019 – Formal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection
March 13, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 279 Combined in Senate Committee Sub with SB 139 and SB 345 (SCS SB 279) and Voted Do Pass
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)
March 27, 2019 - Hearing Held in Senate Insurance and Banking Committee
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)
March 27, 2019 – Formal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection
SB 338 – Sponsor:  Paul Wieland – Excludes emergency contraception from MO HealthNet Family planning coverage (Support) February 21, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 345- Sponsor:  Andrew Koenig - Makes the performance or inducement of an abortion, except in a medical emergency, a criminal offense (Support - See SCS SB 279)
March 13, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 345 Combined in Senate Committee Sub with SB 139 and SB 279 (SCS SB 279) and Voted Do Pass
SB 388- Sponsor:  Eric Burlison – Establishes the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (Support)
March 27, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee and Voted Do Pass
SB 406- Sponsor:  Wayne Wallingford – Simon’s Law (Support)
March 27, 2019 – Hearing Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 420- Sponsor:  Jeanie Riddle -  Requires informed consent information be given to women who are referred to out of state abortion clinics at the time of referral (Support)March 7, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SCR 16 – Sponsor:  Paul Wieland - This concurrent resolution urges the cessation of economic activity with states like New York that have passed certain laws regarding abortion and requests the Governor of Missouri to cease all non-emergency activity or events in such states  (Support)                
February 12, 2019 – Referred to Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

In the Missouri State House:
HB 126 with Amendments (http://www.missourilife.org/news/2019/pr-hb126.html)
Sponsor:  Nick Schroer – Heartbeat Bill, Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act banning abortion when Roe is overturned, 2 custodial parent notification prior to a minor having an abortion, ban of abortion based on race, gender or Down Syndrome, requirement for all women being referred to out of state abortion clinic to receive informed consent information, expansion of insurance requirements for physician performing abortion (Support)
March 26, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
February 27, 2019 – House Third Read (117 Yes, 39 No) and sent to the Senate.  Senate First Read
HB 127- Sponsor:  Rocky Miller – Two Custodial Parent Notification before a Minor has an Abortion (Support - See HB 126 as amended)
February 14, 2019 – Executive Session Held and Voted Do Pass in House Rules Committee on Administrative Oversight
HB 138- Sponsor:  Bill Kidd – Simon’s Law (Support)
March 26, 2019 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee
February 25, 2019 – Reported to the Senate and First Read
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 - See HB 126 as amended)
March 27, 2019 – Executive Session held in House Rules Committee on Administrative Oversight and Voted Do Pass
HB 339- Sponsor:  Adam Schnelting – Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support - See info on HB 680….Also see HB 126 as amended)
February 19, 2019 – Executive Session Held in House Children and Families Committee and HB 339 was combined with HB 680 in House Committee Sub 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)
HB 488 – Sponsor:  Kenneth Wilson - Modifies requirements for issuance of fetal death reports (Support) 
February 12, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Children and Families Committee
HB 540 – Sponsor:  Tom Hannegan – Requires Abortion Risk Factor Evaluations and the Reporting of Risk Factors (Concerns)
February 19, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Children and Families Committee
HB 671- Sponsor:  Mike Moon – Right to Due Process Act (Language Under Review)
January 28, 2019 – House Second Read
HCS HB 680 & 339- Sponsor:  Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Adam Schnelting - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (Support - See HB 126 as amended)
February 21, 2019 – Reported do Pass 
HB 771- Sponsor:  Shamed Dogan – Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome (Support - See HB 126 as amended)
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 - See HB 126 as amended)
February 11, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 861- Sponsor:  Chris Dinkins – Prioritization of Funds for Federal Programs relating to public funding for family planning (Support)February 11,2019 – House Second Read
HB 870- Sponsor:  David Gregory - Heartbeat Bill (Support – See HB 126 as amended)
February 13, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee
HB 964- Sponsor:  Mary Elizabeth Coleman – Heartbeat Bill (Support – See HB 126 as amended)
February 19, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 971- Sponsor:  Doug Richey – Establishes the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (Support)
March 26, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Children and Families Committee
HB 977- Sponsor:  Lane Roberts – Adds provisions relating to social model end of life care homes (Language Under Review)
March 27, 2019 – Referred to House Special Committee on Aging
HB 1017- Sponsor:  Adam Schnelting – Makes the performance or inducement of an abortion, except in a medical emergency, a criminal offense (Support – See HB 126 as amended)
February 21, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 1047- Sponsor:  Dottie Bailey - Modifies provisions of law relating to custody of in vitro human embryos (Support)
February 26, 2019 – House Second Read
HB 1195- Sponsor:  Hannah Kelly - Prohibits the donation or anatomical gift of fetal organs or tissue resulting from an abortion (Support)
March 13, 2019 – Referred to House Children and Families Committee                                                                                                               
HJR 28- Sponsor:  Mike Moon - Proposes a constitutional amendment regarding the right to life (Support)
January 24, 2019 – House Second Read

 

 

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