HB 1741 Abortion; conscience clause.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Abortion; conscience clause. Includes any physician, pharmacist, or other medical or health care professional who is asked to dispense or administer any medication for the purpose of performing or causing an abortion within the provisions of the conscience clause. The conscience clause states that the objection, in writing, of any facility or practitioner or other person to participating in abortion procedures on personal, ethical, moral or religious grounds will not be the basis for claims for damages or disciplinary or recriminatory actions or denial of employment.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/03 034274656  pdf
01/30/03  House: Printed as engrossed 034274656-E  pdf

House amendments

01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/03 034274656
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/03  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (17-Y 5-N)
01/29/03  House: Read first time
01/30/03  House: Read second time
01/30/03  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/30/03  House: Printed as engrossed 034274656-E
01/31/03  House: Read third time and passed House (69-Y 29-N)
01/31/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 29-N)
01/31/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/03  Senate: Pursuant to S. Rule 20(j), rerefer. by C.J. (15-Y 0-N)
02/05/03  Senate: Rereferred to Education and Health
02/13/03  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Ed. & Health (9-Y 5-N 1-A)