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Legislative Update 
May 3, 2019
There are 2 Weeks of the 2019 Legislative Session Remaining

In the Missouri State Senate:
As of May 2, 2019:
SCS SB 279- Sponsors: Bob Onder and Ed Emery - Establishes the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, includes new version of heartbeat bill and the trigger bill to ban abortion when Roe vs. Wade is overturned.  (Support)
May 3, 2019 – Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection
March 13, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
SB 279 Combined in SCS with SB 139 and SB 345 (SCS SB 279) and Voted Do Pass
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)
May 3, 2019 – Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection
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)
April 10, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee and Voted Do Pass
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)
April 10, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee and Voted Do Pass

In the Missouri State House:
As of May 2, 2019:
SCS HB 126 with Amendments - 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)
May 3, 2019 – On Senate Formal Calendar House Bills for Third Reading
April 25, 2019 – Reported in to the Full Senate Do Pass From the Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee
April 10, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee and SCS HB 126 Voted Do Pass
April 3, 2019 – Hearing Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee
February 27, 2019 – House Third Read (117 Yes, 39 No) and sent to the Senate.  Senate First Read
HB 138- Sponsor:  Bill Kidd – Simon’s Law (Support)
May 3, 2019 – On Senate Formal Calendar House Bills for Third Reading
April 18, 2019 – Reported in to the Full Senate
April 10, 2019 – Executive Session Held in Senate Health and Pensions Committee and Voted Do Pass
HB 971- Sponsor:  Doug Richey – Establishes the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (Support)
April 25, 2019 – Reported Do Pass to the Full House
April 25, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Rules Committee on Administrative Oversight and Voted Do Pass
March 26, 2019 – Hearing Held in House Children and Families Committee and Voted Do Pass

Pro-Life Provisions in Budget Bills:

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)
Status:  Pro-life protective language in both House and Senate Budget Proposals the Same

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.
Status:  Pro-life protective language in both House and Senate Budget Proposals the Same

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.  (House:  $32,595,141) (Senate:  $37,000,697)
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.
Status:  Pro-life protective language in both House and Senate Budget Proposals the Same
Difference in Conference:  For Show-Me Health Babies Program
House funds this program at:  $32,595,141
Senate funds this program at: $37,000,697

 

 

 

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