House Bill 370

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Last Action 03/17/20: recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the dignified treatment of fetal remains.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 427
Sponsors N. Tate, J. Fischer, R. Goforth, D. Hale, T. Huff, K. King, J. Miller, M. Prunty
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.830 to require within 24 hours after a spontaneous miscarriage or abortion, a hospital or abortion provider to inform the parents about their right to determine the final disposition of the fetal remains; parents electing a disposition method other than the customary method for that facility are responsible for the costs of disposition; within ten days following a miscarriage or abortion, the abortion provider, hospital, or parent shall provide for final disposition of the fetal remains; establish a Class D felony for failing to appropriately dispose of fetal remains and a Class A misdemeanor for offering to pay for fetal remains; amend KRS 367.97501 to add fetal remains to the definition of "pathological waste."
Index Headings of Original Version Corrections Impact - Buying or selling fetal remains, Class A misdemeanor
Corrections Impact - Improper disposition of fetal remains, Class D felony
Local Mandate - Fetal remains, disposition of
Crimes and Punishments - Buying or selling fetal remains, Class A misdemeanor
Crimes and Punishments - Improper disposition of fetal remains, Class D felony
Embalmers and Funeral Directors - Fetal remains, disposition of
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Fetal remains, disposition of
Reproductive Issues - Fetal remains, disposition of
Cemeteries and Burials - Fetal remains, disposition of
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements

Actions

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02/03/20
  • introduced in House
02/05/20
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/07/20
  • posted in committee
03/04/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/05/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/17/20
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; define “fetal remains," require within 24 hours before a surgical or chemical abortion the health facility or abortion facility shall inform the parents both orally and in writing of their rights to determine the final disposition of the fetal remains; if a chemically induced abortion, inform the mother she may expect to expel a fetus after leaving the facility and she may return the remains to the facility for final disposition; require the parents to inform the facility of their choice for the disposition of the fetal remains; prohibit the transportation of fetal remains for any purpose other than final disposition; remove criminal penalties; exclude fetal remains from the definition of “pathological waste.”
Index Headings Cemeteries and Burials - Fetal remains, disposition of
Embalmers and Funeral Directors - Fetal remains, disposition of
Health and Medical Services - Abortion services, parental rights after
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Disposition of fetal remains, informing parents of rights
Parental Rights - Fetal remains, information on disposition of
Reproductive Issues - Abortion services, parental rights after
Local Mandate - Disposition of fetal remains, informing parents of rights

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