SB 1211 Abortion, informed written consent as a prerequisite; penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Abortion, informed written consent as a prerequisite; penalty. Establishes certain conditions for obtaining informed written consent from a pregnant woman, of any age, prior to performing an abortion, including the requirement that each woman be given, at least 24 hours before the abortion, an explanation of the proposed procedures or protocols; an instruction that she may withdraw her consent at any time prior to the procedure; an offer to speak with the physician who is to perform the abortion; a statement of the probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the procedure is to be performed; and an offer to review printed materials that must be developed by the Department of Health. The printed materials to be developed by the Department of Health include information (i) indexed by geographical area on services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing; (ii) depicting gestational development in two-week increments; and (iii) describing methods of abortion and the risks of abortion and full-term pregnancy. Informed written consent is not required in medical emergencies, which are defined as conditions which, on the basis of the physician’s good faith clinical judgment, so complicate the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. Additionally, the bill provides that jurisdiction lies in the general district courts for a violation of the informed consent provisions. This bill is identical to HB 2570 (McDonnell).

Full text:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 011950424  pdf | impact statement
02/28/01  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1211ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/01  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 011950424
01/10/01  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/01  Senate: Pursuant to S. Rule19(b), rerefer. by E.H. by voice vote
01/16/01  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/31/01  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N)
02/01/01  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/01  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/01  Senate: Read second time
02/02/01  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/05/01  Senate: Read second time
02/05/01  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/05/01  Senate: Amendments # 1 & 2 by Sen. Byrne rejected (15-Y 22-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 1,2 (15-Y 22-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendments # 3, 4, & 5 by Sen. Puller rejected (15-Y 23-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 3,4,5 (15-Y 23-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 6 by Sen. Ticer rejected (14-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 6 (14-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 7 by Sen. Whipple rejected (14-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 7 (14-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 8 by Sen. Edwards rejected (15-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 8 (15-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 9 by Sen. Howell rejected (15-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 9 (15-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 10 by Sen. Howell rejected (14 -Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR 10 (14-Y 24-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 11 by Sen. Lucas rejected (14-Y 25-N)
02/05/01  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR 11 (14-Y 25-N)
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 12 by Sen. Byrne ruled not germane
02/05/01  Senate: Amendment # 13 by Sen. Byrne withdrawn
02/05/01  Senate: Engrossed by Senate
02/06/01  Senate: Read third time
02/06/01  Senate: Motion to rerefer to Ed. & Health Com. rejected(15-Y 25-N)
02/06/01  Senate: VOTE: REREFER TO COMMITTEE (15-Y 25-N)
02/06/01  Senate: Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N)
02/06/01  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (24-Y 16-N)
02/06/01  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/01  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/01  House: Read first time
02/09/01  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/01  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 8-N)
02/19/01  House: Read second time
02/20/01  House: Read third time
02/20/01  House: Passed House (65-Y 35-N)
02/20/01  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 35-N)
02/28/01  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1211ER)
03/02/01  Senate: Enrolled
03/02/01  House: Signed by Speaker
03/02/01  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/01  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 10/1/01)
03/27/01  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)