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Legislative Update: 1/30/15

The House and Senate have begun hearings and debate on the floor.
At this time there have been 771 bills and 76 various resolutions filed in the House, and 359 bills and 28 various resolutions filed in the Senate.

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team is actively reviewing and acting on all bills dealing with life issues.  This report gives you an update on relevant bills each week.

This week the House Children and Families Committee heard three pro-life bills:

HB 81 – Sponsor: Sonya Anderson – Changes the laws regarding consent for a minor to have an abortion – Hearing Continued
Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0081I.PDF
Summary: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0081I.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 81: https://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb81.html

HB 99 – Sponsor: Rocky Miller – Changes the laws regarding consent for a minor to have an abortion and places in statute protections for alternatives-to-abortion agencies – Hearing Continued
Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0099I.PDF
Summary:  http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0099I.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 99: https://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb99.html

HB 124 – Sponsor: Linda Black – Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to create a video that contains all of the information that must be provided to a woman considering an abortion – February 3, 2015 – Executive Session Scheduled
Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0124I.PDF
Summary: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0124I.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 124: https://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb124.html

Next week the House Children and Families Committee will hear the following two pro-life bills and take executive action on HB 124:

HB 190 – Sponsor:  Kathy Swan – Changes the laws regarding the protection of women’s health care (Support) – February 3, 2015 – Hearing Scheduled in  Children and Families Committee.

HB 427 – Sponsor:  Kathy Swan – Designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services (Support) – February 3, 2015 – Hearing Scheduled in Children and Families Committee.

Please be aware on which committees your legislators serve.
See your Senate Committee Members here: http://www.senate.mo.gov/15info/com-standing.htm
See your House Committee Members here: http://www.house.mo.gov/CommitteeList.aspx

Click here for the full update with information on other bills we’re keeping an eye on.

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