Senate Bill 227

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Last Action 03/07/19: posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Title AN ACT relating to abortion and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1455
Sponsors W. Westerfield, M. Castlen, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, W. Schroder
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit a person from denying or depriving an infant of nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of an infant; prohibit a person from denying or depriving an infant of medically appropriate and reasonable medical care, medical treatment, or surgical care; require a physician performing an abortion to take all medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of a born alive infant; provide that a born alive infant shall be treated as a legal person under the laws of the Commonwealth; specify that any born alive infant, whose parents declare they do not want to keep the infant, shall immediately upon birth become a ward of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; prohibit any person from performing scientific research on a born alive infant; specify that this section shall not be construed as preventing an infant's parent or guardian from refusing medical care that is not medically necessary; specify that the parent or guardian of a born alive infant shall not be held criminally or civilly liable for the actions of a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider that acted without his or her consent; provide for civil and administrative penalties for violations of this Act; allow for severability; allow the General Assembly by joint resolution to appoint members to intervene as a matter or right in any case that challenges the constitutionality of this Act; amend KRS 311.595, 311.850, 314.091, and 315.121 to suspend or revoke the license of any physician, physician's assistant, nurse, or pharmacist who violates this Act; amend KRS 311.990 to establish criminal penalties for violations; establish the short title of "Born Alive Infant Protection Act"; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Corrections Impact - Born alive infants, protection of
Local Mandate - Born alive infants, protection of
Crimes and Punishments - Born alive infants, protection of
Criminal Procedure - Born alive infants, protection of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Born alive infants, protection of
Health and Medical Services - Born alive infants, protection of
Nurses - Born alive infants, protection of
Pharmacists - Born alive infants, protection of
Physicians and Practitioners - Born alive infants, protection of
Reproductive Issues - Born alive infants, protection of
Women - Born alive infants, protection of
Children and Minors - Born alive infants, protection of
Civil Actions - Born alive infants, protection of
Civil Procedure - Born alive infants, protection of
Short Titles and Popular Names - Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

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02/15/19
  • introduced in Senate
02/20/19
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
02/25/19
  • taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
02/26/19
  • taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
02/28/19
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 32-0
  • received in House
03/01/19
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
03/04/19
  • posted in committee
03/06/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
03/07/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Thomas
Summary Clarify that a born alive infant immediately becomes a ward of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services if the mother and, if married, her husband has or have filed a petition for voluntary termination of parental rights.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Born alive infants, protection of
Reproductive Issues - Born alive infants, protection of
Women - Born alive infants, protection of
Children and Minors - Born alive infants, protection of
Civil Actions - Born alive infants, protection of
Civil Procedure - Born alive infants, protection of

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