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HB 1217: Surrendered Newborn Infants

GENERAL BILL by Beltran ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ausley ; Eskamani ; Sabatini ; Sirois ; Smith, D. ; Stone ; Yarborough

Surrendered Newborn Infants; Authorizes hospitals, emergency medical services stations, & fire stations to use newborn safety devices to accept surrendered newborn infants under certain circumstances; requires such entities to visually check & test device within specified timeframes; adds locations under which prohibition on initiation of criminal investigations based solely on surrendering of newborn infant applies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/9/2020 House • Filed
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 108
1/17/2020 House • Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 399
1/31/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 8:00 am, Mashburn Hall
2/4/2020 House • Favorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 487
• Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 487
2/7/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/11/20, 1:30 pm, Reed Hall
2/11/2020 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -HJ 550
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 550
2/14/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/18/20, 3:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/18/2020 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 607
2/19/2020 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 607
2/27/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/20
3/3/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 715
• Amendment(s) failed (325181) -HJ 715
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 740
• Passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 2 -HJ 741
3/4/2020 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2020 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 475
• Received -SJ 475
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy