Proactive abortion rights legislation, January-February 2019

Posted on February 13, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities.

Arizona

AZ SB 1122 Juan Mendez—Repeals ban on telemedicine for abortion

AZ SB 1123 Juan Mendez—Repeals ban on APCs providing abortion

AZ SB 1124 Juan Mendez—Requires that any ultrasound on a pregnant woman provided at a CPC must be performed by a licensed technician

AZ SB 1500 Athena Salman—Removes restrictions on abortion insurance coverage and provides access to contraception for women whose employers object to it

AZ HB 2332 Athena Salman—Removes restrictions on abortion insurance coverage and provides access to contraception for women whose employers object to it

AZ HB 2343 Athena Salman—Expands insurance coverage of contraception

AZ HB 2578 Pamela Powers Hannley—Requires medically accurate sexuality education

AZ HB 2716 Athena Salman—Repeals law that criminalizes abortion

California

CA SB 24 Connie Leyva–Requires campus health centers to stock medication abortion

CA SR 7 by Sen. Connie Leyva – ADOPTED on Jan 22, 2019—Roe Anniversary Resolution

CA HR 6 by Rep. Monique Limon – ADOPTED on Jan 22, 2019—Roe Anniversary Resolution

Colorado

CO HB 1032 by Rep. Susan Lontine—Requires comprehensive Sexuality Education

CO HB 5854 by Rep. Jillian Gilchrest—Provides insurance coverage for abortion

Connecticut

CT HB 5854 Jillian Gilchrest—Requires health insurance coverage for abortion

CT HB 7070 Joint Committee on Public Health—Bans deceptive practices by CPCs

Florida

FL SB 410 by Sen. Lori Berman—LARCs program

FL SB 926 Lori Berman—Provides medically accurate sexuality education

FL HB 579 by Rep. Tracie Davis—LARCs program

FL HB 703 Richard Stark—Provides medically accurate sexuality education

Hawaii

HI SB 357 by Sen. Scott Saiki—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI SB 415 by Sen. Karl Rhoads—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI SB 1043 by Sen. Laura Thielen—Requires coverage for abortion and contraception

HI SB 1406 by Rep. Dru Mamo Kanuha—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI HB 385 by Rep. John Mizuno—Requires medically accurate sexuality Education

HI HB 935 by Rep. John Mizuno—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI HB 1087 by Rep. Linda Ichiyama—Requires coverage for abortion and contraception

HI HB 1434 by Rep. Linda Ichiyama—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI HB 1560 by Rep. Henry Aquino—Allows APCs to provide abortion

Illinois

IL SB 183 Heather Steans—Protects Roe

IL SB 184 Heather Steans—Protects Roe

IL HB 452 by Rep. Martin Moylan—Provides abortion insurance for state employees

IL Executive Order 05-2019—Orders the Department of Central Management Services to review and report on abortion coverage for all state employee health plans

Indiana

IN SB 414 by Sen. Jean Breaux—Provides contraceptive coverage for state employees

IN SB 589 by Sen. Jean Breaux—Fundamental right to abortion and contraception

Kansas

KS HB 2124 Brett Parker—Requires health insurance to cover contraception

Maine

ME HB 21 by Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt—Provides abortion coverage for Medicaid recipients

ME HB 64 by Rep. Joyce Jay McCreight—Provides contraception for Medicaid recipients

ME HB 594 Rep. Joyce Jay McCreight—Provides abortion coverage in Medicaid and private insurance

Maryland

MD HB 1031 Speaker Michael Busch—Constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights

Michigan

MI HR 9 by Rep. Kristy Pagan—Roe anniversary resolution

MI HB 4115 Tenisha Yancey—Repeals crime of using drugs to induce abortion

Missouri

MO SB 170 by Sen. Jill Schupp—Repeals the current waiting period

MO HB 536 by Rep. Judy Morgan—Respect Women’s Abortion Decisions Act (codify Roe)

MO HB 800 Ian Mackey—Emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors

MO HCR 14 by Rep. Judy Morgan—Abortion is healthcare resolution

Mississippi

MS HB 194 by Rep. Omeria Scott—Requires Medicaid to cover contraception

MS HB 542 by Rep. Jarvis Dortch—Requires insurance to cover contraception

Nebraska

NE LB 503 by Sen. Megan Hunt—Allows telemedicine for abortion

NE LB 555 by Sen. Megan Hunt—Emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors

New Jersey

NJ SB 708 by Sen. Teresa Ruiz—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ SB 845 by Sen. Shirley Turner—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ SB 1346 by Sen. Shirley Turner—Directs Medicaid to cover emergency contraception

NJ SB 1347 by Sen. Shirley Turner—Directs the health department to encourage LARCs

NJ SB 2405 by Sen. Shirley Turner—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ SB 2983 by Sen. Teresa Ruiz—Requires that if CPCs offer ultrasound that the operator must be a licensed professional

NJ SR 96 by Sen. Loretta Weinberg—Resolution in favor of abortion rights, directed at congress (passed in Sept. 2018)

NJ SCR 154 by Sen. Linda Greenstein—Resolution condemning federal restrictions on employees’ contraception

NJ AB 1532 by Assm Andrew Zwicker—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ AB 1712 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ AB 1717 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Requires pharmacies to stock emergency contraceptives

NJ AB 1734 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NJ AB 1849 by Assm. Pamela Lampitt—Requires employers to offer contraception coverage

NJ AB 2374 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Directs Meidicaid to cover emergency contraception

NJ AB 4399 by Assm. Lisa Swain—Requires that if CPCs offer ultrasound that the operator must be a licensed professional

NJ AB 4402 by Assm. Lisa Swain—Requires disclosure by CPCs

NJ AB 4503 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Requires 12 month contraceptive coverage

NJ AB 4847 by Assm. Raj Mukherji—Directs the health department to encourage LARCs

NJ AR 181 by Assm. Valerie Huttle—Resolution in favor of abortion rights, directed at congress (passed in Sept. 2018)

NJ AR 182 by Assm. Lisa Swain—Resolution criticizing CPC fraud

NJ ACR 209 by Assm. Louis Greenwald—Resolution in favor of contraception for state employees

New Mexico

NM SB 254 by Sen. John Arthur Smith—Appropriation includes money for LARCs

NM HB 51 by Rep. Joanne Ferrary—Legislation to decriminalize abortion (PASSED THE HOUSE)

NM HB 89 by Rep. Deborah Armstrong—Require insurance coverage for contraception

NM HB 333 by Rep. Roberto Gonzales—Appropriation includes money for LARCs

New York

NY SB 240 by Sen. Liz Krueger—The Reproductive Health Act – ENACTED on 1/22/19

NY SB 659 by Sen. Julia Salazar—Requires insurance coverage for contraception – PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE on 1/22/19

NY SB 2264 by Sen. Brad Hoylman—Requires disclosure by CPCs

NY SB 2472 by Sen. James Sanders—Pharmacies must display ECs

NY SB 3126 Alessandro Biaggi—Guarantees the right to Abortion in prison

NY AB 21 by Assm. Deborah Glick—Reproductive Health Act

NY AB 118 by Assm. Linda Rosenthal—Guarantees the right to Abortion in prison

NY AB 487 by Assm. Amy Paulin—Requires insurance coverage for emergency contraceptives

NY AB 585 by Assm. Kevin Cahill—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NY AB 1152 by Assm. Deborah Glick—Requires abortion training for OBGYN in medical residency

NY AB 2352 by Assm. Deborah Glick—Requires disclosure by CPCs

NY AB 2722 by Assm. Rodneyse Bichotte—Pharmacies can’t refuse contraception

NY AB 2808 by Assm. Amy Paulin—Requires access to emergency contraception

NY AB 2831 by Assm. Robert Rodriguez—Pharmacies must display ECs

NY AB 2876 by Assm. Brian Barnwell—Reproductive Health Act

NY AB 4372 by Deborah Glick—The state to study CPCs

Pennsylvania

PA SB 189  by Daylin Leach—Repeals TRAP law

Rhode Island

RI HB 5125 by Rep. Anastasia Williams—The Reproductive Privacy Act to codify Roe

RI HB 5127 Rep. Edith Ajello and Sen. Gayle Goldin—The Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA) to codify Roe

Texas

TX SB 150 by Jose Rodrigues—Whole Woman’s Health Act

TX HB 247 by Jessica Farrar—Emergency contraception (EC) for sexual assault survivors

TX HB 248 Jessica Farrar—Removes medical inaccuracies from Women’s Right to Know Abortion mandated speech

TX HB 249 by Jessica Farrar—Eliminates the 24-hour waiting period for abortion

TX HB 895 by Sheryl Cole—Provides Medicaid coverage for abortion (Rosie’s Law)

TX HB 1478 by Jon Rosenthal—No employment discrimination for reproductive choices (Bosses Bill)

Vermont

VT HB 57 by Ann Pugh—Protects the right to abortion

Virginia

VA SB 1054 Mamie Locke—Would repeal the ultrasound requirement for abortion

VA SB 1344 Barbara Favola—No-Copay Contraception, creates state-level protection against the expansive religious exemption to the ACA’s birth control coverage mandate

VA SB 1451 Jennifer McClellan—REPEAL Act would repeal TRAP restrictions and medically unnecessary requirements

VA SB 1637 Jennifer Boysko—Reproductive Freedom Act to codify abortion rights

VA HB 2207 Eileen Filler-Corn—No-Copay Contraception, creates state-level protection against the expansive religious exemption to the ACA’s birth control coverage mandate

VA HB 2369 Charniele Herring—Reproductive Freedom Act to codify abortion rights

VA HB 2491 Kathy Tran– REPEAL Act would repeal TRAP restrictions and medically unnecessary requirements

West Virginia

WV HB 3038 Mike Pushkin—Increases access to contraception

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