Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1414
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/22/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Fasano) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 91 and 92
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Present subsection (17) of section 627.6699,
    6  Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (18), and a new
    7  subsection (17) is added to that section, to read:
    8         627.6699 Employee Health Care Access Act.—
    9         (17) RESTRICTIONS ON COVERAGE.—
   10         (a) A plan under which coverage is purchased in whole or in
   11  part with any state or federal funds through an exchange created
   12  pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care
   13  Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, may not provide coverage for an
   14  abortion, as defined in s. 390.011(1), unless the physician
   15  certifies in writing that an abortion is necessary to save the
   16  life of the mother or if the pregnancy is the result of an act
   17  of rape or incest. Coverage is deemed to be purchased with state
   18  or federal funds if any tax credit or cost-sharing credit is
   19  applied toward the plan.
   20         (b) This subsection does not prohibit a plan from providing
   21  any person or entity with separate coverage for an abortion if
   22  such coverage is not purchased in whole or in part with state or
   23  federal funds.
   24         (c) As used in this section, the term “state” means this
   25  state or any political subdivision of the state.
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   28         And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 11
   30  and insert:
   31         residents of the state; amending s. 627.6699, F.S.;
   32         providing that certain restrictions on coverage for
   33         abortions apply to plans under the Employee Health
   34         Care Access Act; providing an effective date.