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CS/HB 845: Termination of Pregnancy Based on Sex or Race of Unborn Child

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Van Zant ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Campbell ; Eagle ; Fasano ; Gaetz ; Grant ; Patronis ; Rodrigues, R.

Termination of Pregnancy Based on Sex or Race of Unborn Child; Designates act "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act"; requires person performing termination to first sign affidavit stating that he or she is not performing termination because of child's sex or race & has no knowledge that pregnancy being terminated is because of child's sex or race; prohibits performing, inducing, or actively participating in termination knowing that it is sought based on sex or race of child or race of parent of that child, using force or threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for purpose of coercing sex-selection or race-selection termination, & soliciting or accepting moneys to finance sex-selection or race-selection termination; provides for injunctions; provides for civil actions by certain persons; authorizes civil fines against physicians & other health professionals who knowingly fail to report known violations; provides that minor on whom sex-selection or race-selection termination is performed is not subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability.

Effective Date: 10/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Judiciary (JU)
  4. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 86
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 86
3/25/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/27/13, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
3/27/2013 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 5 -HJ 358
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 351
3/28/2013 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Quality Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 370
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 370
4/1/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/03/13, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
4/3/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 10 NAYS 7 -HJ 414
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 414
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 628
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/18/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 670
• CS passed; YEAS 71 NAYS 44 -HJ 670
4/23/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Health Policy; Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 584
4/24/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 584
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Health Policy