Senate Bill 321

Last Action 03/16/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to abortion.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Bill Request Number 1125
Sponsors M. Wise, R. Mills
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 311.781 to 311.786 to include declarations of the General Assembly; amend KRS 311.781 to define "gestational age" and "probable gestational age" and redefine "pain-capable unborn child" to change the age from 20 weeks or more 15 weeks or more; create a new section of KRS 311.781 to 311.786 to authorize the Attorney General and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure on its own behalf to file an action to enforce or for violation of KRS 311.781 to 311.786; amend KRS 311.782 to prohibit abortion when the probable gestational age is 15 week or more, with specified exceptions; amend KRS 311.783 and 311.787 to conform; establish severability and that nothing in this Act creates or recognizes a right to abortion.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Abortion, 15-week gestational age, prohibition
Physicians and Practitioners - Abortion, Board of Medical Licensure, enforcement action, authorization
Reproductive Issues - Abortion, 15-week gestational age, prohibition
Women - Abortion, 15-week gestational age, prohibition
Attorney General - Abortion, enforcement action, authorization
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Judiciary (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • 3rd reading, passed 31-6
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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