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Legislative Update – January 10, 2020

The 2020 legislative session kicked off at noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  The week began with two prayer breakfasts and the ceremonial start of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly in Jefferson City.

Continue to pray for our elected officials in the State House and in Washington as they begin their important work for this new year.  Pray for the passage of pro-life legislation to protect innocent human lives at every stage of development whether at the beginning of life or in end of life decisions. 

At this time there have been 321 bills and 30 various resolutions filed in the Senate.  And, there have been 822 bills and 54 various resolutions filed in the House.

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team is working with legislators on pro-life bills.  We continue to review all bills filed and will be reporting weekly in our lifeline on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of development. 

The best way to stay involved and up to date on pro-life legislation is to join:
Our pro-life communication network at: 

Our Lifeline Pro-Life News network for weekly updates at:

SHOW-ME LIFE PRO-LIFE ACTION DAY:
The most important life event you can plan for in 2020 is to attend Pro-Life Action Day on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Missouri State Capitol. 

Please print off the “Show Me Life” Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members. http://www.missourilife.org/legislation/2020/lobby_day_flyer.pdf

Your attendance at lobby day is essential to the passage of solid pro-life legislation and defunding Planned Parenthood!  Because of your work as volunteers in the elections, it will be an exciting time at the Capitol and you will want to be a part of it.

Thank you for your commitment to protecting innocent human lives!  Your support of Missouri Right to Life ensures protections for innocent human lives through the legislative process! 
See you in Jefferson City on March 10 at the “Show Me Life Action Day”!

Bills to Watch:
NOTE:  In the following lists, Missouri Right to Life’s position could change at any time depending on amendments that can happen at any point in the legislative process.

In the Missouri State Senate:
SB 651 - Sponsor:  Bill Eigel – Modifies provisions relating to the sale of fetal tissue and establishes Missouri as a "sanctuary for life" state (Support)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

SB 665 – Sponsor:  Eric Burlison – Establishes the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (Support)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

Under Review/Watch:
SB 564 - Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2021 (Under Review)
January 8, 2020 – Senate Second Read and Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee

SB 624 - Sponsor:  Doug Libla –Creates new provisions allowing for the creation of benefit corporations (Under Review)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

SB 630 – Sponsor:  Scott Sifton (Pro-Abortion) – Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2021 (Under Review)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

SB 722- Sponsor:  Lincoln Hough – Repeals provisions authorizing regional economic development districts (Under Review)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

SB 788- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Establishes the “Postpartum Depression Care Act” (Watch)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

Oppose:
SB 737- Sponsor:  Scott Sifton (Pro-Abortion) – Requires the Governor to appoint Administrative Hearing Commissioners that reflect the geographic diversity of the state (Oppose)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

SB 790- Sponsor:  Jill Schupp (Pro-Abortion) – Legislation to Force Pregnancy Resource Centers to Refer for Abortion (Oppose)
January 8, 2020 – Senate First Read

In the Missouri State House:
HB 1303- Sponsor:  Chris Dinkins - Establishes the "Prioritization of Public Funding for Family Planning Act" (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1437 - Sponsor: Jim Murphy – Adds provisions relating to the abandonment of newborn children (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1502- Sponsor:   - Extends the expiration date of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1523 - Sponsor:  Jeff Shawan - Establishes Missouri as a "Sanctuary for Life" state (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1524 - Sponsor:  Jeff Shawan – Requires the burial, entombment, or cremation of fetal remains (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1539 – Sponsor:  Doug Richey – Establishes the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1609 – Sponsor:  Mary Elizabeth Coleman - Adds provisions relating to insurance coverage for pregnant persons (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1799 – Sponsor:  Mike Moon – Establishes the “Right to Due Process Act”                     (Support – Language Under Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1956- Sponsor:  Hardy Billington – Expands Informed Consent to include requirement of an ultrasound and auscultation of fetal heartbeat prior to an abortion (Support)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

Under Review/Watch:
HB 1266 - Sponsor:  Gretchen Bangert (Pro-Abortion) – Requires the Governor to maintain and regularly update a list of each state board, commission, committee, or council that contains members appointed by the Governor (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1410 - Sponsor: Shiela Solon – Modifies provisions relating to contraceptives (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1448 - Sponsor: Rocky Miller – Establishes new provisions allowing for the creation of benefit corporations (Under Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1502 - Sponsor: Doug Beck - Requires a biological father to provide financial support to his unborn child (Under Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1581 – Sponsor: Keri Ingle (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to parental consent for vaccinations (Under Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1668 – Sponsor:  Martha Stevens (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet services (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1670- Sponsor:  Sarah Unsicker (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet eligibility (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1672 – Sponsor:  Sarah Unsicker (Pro-Abortion) - Changes provisions relating to the show-me healthy babies program (Waiting for Language to Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1673 – Sponsor:  Sarah Unsicker (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet eligibility (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1678 – Sponsor:  Deb Lavender (Pro-Abortion) - Modifies provisions relating to MO HealthNet services (Watch)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1936- Rocky Miller - Establishes new provisions allowing for the creation of benefit corporations (Under Review)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

Oppose:
HB 1574 – Sponsor: Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) -  Establishes the Requirement that we ALL “Respect Women's Right to Kill a Baby through Abortion” (Oppose)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HB 1950- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) - Legislation to Force Pregnancy Resource Centers to Refer for Abortion (Oppose)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HCR 64- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) – Attempt to establish the so-called “Equal Right’s Amendment” (ERA) to overturn all pro-life laws and publicly fund abortion (Oppose)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

HCR 65- Sponsor:  Judy Morgan (Pro-Abortion) – Law to require all Missourians to recognize and accept abortion as a part of women’s “healthcare” (Oppose)
January 9, 2020 – House Second Read

 

 

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