Legislative / Policy Update

Updated September 2020

Faith & Freedom Alert

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @  8:30 AM, the Michigan House Government Operations Committee plans to hold a hearing on an important Resolution to declare September 24, 2020, as a Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Humiliation in the state of Michigan.

Room 308, House Office Building, at the Capitol, Lansing, MI

Details: HR 302 (Rep. Reilly)   -A resolution to declare September 24, 2020, as a Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Humiliation in the state of Michigan.

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September 2020 Many matters pending before the U.S. Congress and your State Legislature impact Christian people.  Here is a summary of some of the most important ones.

Legislative & Policy Matters Impacting Christian People – Update

United States Government – Executive Action

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

The President in September addressed the threat to our nation from policies grounded in the pseudo-scholarship of “critical theory”. Here is an excerpt from the order:

From the battlefield of Gettysburg to the bus boycott in Montgomery and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, heroic Americans have valiantly risked their lives to ensure that their children would grow up in a Nation living out its creed, expressed in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” It was this belief in the inherent equality of every individual that inspired the Founding generation to risk their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to establish a new Nation, unique among the countries of the world….

It is the belief that inspired the heroic black soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment to defend that same Union at great cost in the Civil War. And it is what inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to dream that his children would one day “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Thanks to the courage and sacrifice of our forebears, America has made significant progress toward realization of our national creed, particularly in the 57 years since Dr. King shared his dream with the country.

Today, however, many people are pushing a different vision of America that is grounded in hierarchies based on collective social and political identities rather than in the inherent and equal dignity of every person as an individual. This ideology is rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors; and that racial and sexual identities are more important than our common status as human beings and Americans.

This destructive ideology is grounded in misrepresentations of our country’s history and its role in the world. Although presented as new and revolutionary, they resurrect the discredited notions of the nineteenth century’s apologists for slavery who, like President Lincoln’s rival Stephen A. Douglas, maintained that our government “was made on the white basis” “by white men, for the benefit of white men.” Our Founding documents rejected these racialized views of America, which were soundly defeated on the blood-stained battlefields of the Civil War. Yet they are now being repackaged and sold as cutting-edge insights. They are designed to divide us and to prevent us from uniting as one people in pursuit of one common destiny for our great country….

Training materials from Argonne National Laboratories, a Federal entity, stated that racism “is interwoven into every fabric of America” and described statements like “color blindness” and the “meritocracy” as “actions of bias.”

Materials from Sandia National Laboratories, also a Federal entity, for non-minority males stated that an emphasis on “rationality over emotionality” was a characteristic of “white male[s],” and asked those present to “acknowledge” their “privilege” to each other.

A Smithsonian Institution museum graphic recently claimed that concepts like “[o]bjective, rational linear thinking,” “[h]ard work” being “the key to success,” the “nuclear family,” and belief in a single god are not values that unite Americans of all races but are instead “aspects and assumptions of whiteness.” The museum also stated that “[f]acing your whiteness is hard and can result in feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, defensiveness, or fear.”

All of this is contrary to the fundamental premises underpinning our Republic: that all individuals are created equal and should be allowed an equal opportunity under the law to pursue happiness and prosper based on individual merit.

Executive departments and agencies (agencies), our Uniformed Services, Federal contractors, and Federal grant recipients should, of course, continue to foster environments devoid of hostility grounded in race, sex, and other federally protected characteristics. Training employees to create an inclusive workplace is appropriate and beneficial. The Federal Government is, and must always be, committed to the fair and equal treatment of all individuals before the law.

But training like that discussed above perpetuates racial stereotypes and division and can use subtle coercive pressure to ensure conformity of viewpoint. Such ideas may be fashionable in the academy, but they have no place in programs and activities supported by Federal taxpayer dollars. Research also suggests that blame-focused diversity training reinforces biases and decreases opportunities for minorities.

Our Federal civil service system is based on merit principles. These principles, codified at 5 U.S.C. 2301, call for all employees to “receive fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of personnel management without regard to” race or sex “and with proper regard for their . . . constitutional rights.” Instructing Federal employees that treating individuals on the basis of individual merit is racist or sexist directly undermines our Merit System Principles and impairs the efficiency of the Federal service. Similarly, our Uniformed Services should not teach our heroic men and women in uniform the lie that the country for which they are willing to die is fundamentally racist. Such teachings could directly threaten the cohesion and effectiveness of our Uniformed Services.

Such activities also promote division and inefficiency when carried out by Federal contractors. The Federal Government has long prohibited Federal contractors from engaging in race or sex discrimination and required contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that such discrimination does not occur. The participation of contractors’ employees in training that promotes race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating similarly undermines efficiency in Federal contracting. Such requirements promote divisiveness in the workplace and distract from the pursuit of excellence and collaborative achievements in public administration.

Therefore, it shall be the policy of the United States not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce or in the Uniformed Services, and not to allow grant funds to be used for these purposes. In addition, Federal contractors will not be permitted to inculcate such views in their employees…. Click here for an official copy of the Executive Order

Executive Order Advancing Religious Freedom

This summer the President issued an Executive Order designed to advance international religious freedom. Among other things, the Order directs the Secretary of State to: prioritize international religious freedom in the planning and implementation of United States foreign policy and in foreign assistance programs; budget for foreign assistance funding for international religious freedom; and integrate religious freedom into U.S. diplomacy. Click here for an official copy of the Executive Order

Executive Order for Building and Re-Building Monuments to American Heroes 

This summer the President issued an Executive Order for building and rebuilding monument to American Heroes.  Among other things the Order makes it “the policy of the United States to establish a statuary park named the National Garden of American Heroes.”  Click here for an official copy of the Executive Order

Executive Order Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues

This summer the President issued an Executive Order designed to protect historic U.S. monuments, memorials, and statues.  The Order recognized the “first duty of government is to ensure domestic tranquility and defend the life, property, and rights of its citizens.”  Under the Order prosecution of violent destruction of life and property is prioritized.  Click here for an official copy of the Executive Order 

Executive Order Preventing Online Censorship 

This summer the President issued an Executive Order making it “the policy of the United States to foster clear ground rules promoting free and open debate on the internet.”  In this regard the Order says that “the immunity [enjoyed by online providers] should not extend … to provide protection for those who purport to provide users a forum for free and open speech, but in reality use their power over a vital means of communication to engage in deceptive or pretextual actions stifling free and open debate by censoring certain viewpoints.”  Click here for an official copy of the Executive Order

Executive Branch Rule-making to Protect Religious Conscience

On January 16, 2020, the White House announced a comprehensive rule-making covering nine Executive Branch Departments. These rules will protect freedom of speech and religious conscience in many areas, including in primary, secondary and higher education institutions. Click here for an official copy of the Rule

Department of Education Moves to Protect Religious Liberty

On January 16, 2020,  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education is taking several concrete actions to protect religious liberty and ensure the Department is acting in accordance with the First Amendment. The Department announced a proposed rule ensuring the equal treatment and constitutional rights of religious organizations and faith-based institutions, as well as First Amendment freedoms owed to students on campus. As directed by Congress, the agency will also release updated guidance regarding constitutionally protected prayer in schools.  The Justice Center supports these reforms.

United States Congress – Legislative Matters

  1. H.R.6666 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) ActSponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 05/01/2020) Cosponsors: (68)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 05/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced —

    This proposed law authorizes spending $100 billion in 2020 for

    the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes

    HR 6666 substantially interferes with many constitutional liberty interests and presents a clear and present danger to the constitutional governance.

      
  2. H.R.5 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Equality Act Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 03/13/2019) Cosponsors: (240)Committees: House – Judiciary; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Financial Services; Education and Labor | Senate – JudiciaryCommittee Reports: H. Rept. 116-56Latest Action: Senate – 05/20/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Passed House —

    HR 5 targets Christian people and our sincerely held Christian values. It  compels Christian people to endorse, accept, and embrace anti-Biblical sinful sexual conduct. HR 5 forces churches to wed same-sex couples and hire cross-dressing teachers. It permits men to use women’s restrooms and dressing rooms, If your church refuses, it loses its tax-exempt status. Under the bill Churches also face expensive litigation, fines and financially crippling court judgments. Most troubling, under the provisions of HR 5, your free exercise of religion is no longer a defense.

    The implications are real. If Christians schedule a mission trip, the proposed law prohibits the Christian organization from separating rooms by biological sex. Thus, men must have access to the women’s showers and bathrooms.  Additionally the proposed law prohibits churches from following Biblical precepts on sexuality when hiring church ministry and staff. Thus, it violates the proposed law to consider whether a candidate openly engages in sinful sexual conduct. The bill allows lawsuits by someone who believes a church did not hire or select them due to their sexual lifestyle. Thus, even if the church denied the job for other reasons, it could face costly “damages” in a court judgment.

  3. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
    S.Con.Res.34 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)A concurrent resolution affirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and protected for all people of the United States under the Constitution of the United States, and recognizing the 234th anniversary of the enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 01/15/2020) Cosponsors: (16)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S249-250) (All Actions) Tracker: the status Introduced
  4. BILL
    H.R.20 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (160)Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 02/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  5. BILL
    S.109 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 01/10/2019) Cosponsors: (47)Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 – 47. Record Vote Number: 7. (CR S288) (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  6. BILL
    S.1035 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (16)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  7. BILL
    H.R.219 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)No Abortion Bonds ActSponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (83)Committees: House – Ways and MeansLatest Action: House – 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  8. RESOLUTION
    H.Res.102 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 962) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.Sponsor: Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] (Introduced 02/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – RulesLatest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Scalise. Petition No: 116-1. (Discharge petition text with signatures.) (All Actions)Notes: On 4/02/2019, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H.Res.102 a resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 962). A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 116-1: Tracker: status Introduced
  9. BILL
    H.R.611 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Child Interstate Abortion Notification ActSponsor: Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (42)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions) Tracker: status Introduced
  10. BILL
    S.119 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Child Interstate Abortion Notification ActSponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (22)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions) Tracker: status Introduced
  11. BILL
    H.R.296 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition ActSponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 01/08/2019) Cosponsors: (94)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions) Tracker: status Introduced
  12. BILL
    9. H.R.962 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection ActSponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (192)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/22/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions) Tracker: status Introduced
  13. BILL
    S.105 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition ActSponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 01/10/2019) Cosponsors: (26)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 01/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  14. BILL
    S.311 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection ActSponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 01/31/2019) Cosponsors: (50)Latest Action: Senate – 02/25/2020 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 – 41 (U.S. Senate vote falls short of super majority needed to end filibuster) Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136) (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  15. BILL
    S.130 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection ActSponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (49)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 02/11/2020 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  16. BILL
    H.R.7792 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Abortion Providers Loan Elimination ActSponsor: Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (23)Committees: House – Small BusinessLatest Action: House – 07/27/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  17. BILL
    S.3173 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Abortion Is Not Health Care Act of 2020Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (20)Committees: Senate – FinanceLatest Action: Senate – 01/09/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  18. BILL
    H.R.2742 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Abortion Is Not Health Care Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 05/15/2019) Cosponsors: (39)Committees: House – Ways and MeansLatest Action: House – 05/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  19. BILL
    H.R.4903 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition ActSponsor: Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (56)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 12/18/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  20. BILL
    S.2745 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition ActSponsor: Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (18)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  21. BILL
    H.R.1692 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (183)Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means; Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 03/13/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  22. BILL
    S.758 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (24)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  23. BILL
    S.2585 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (14)Committees: Senate – FinanceLatest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  24. BILL
    H.R.3580 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 06/27/2019) Cosponsors: (54)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 06/28/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  25. BILL
    H.R.7816 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 07/29/2020) Cosponsors: (45)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 07/29/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  26. BILL
    H.R.634 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Ultrasound Informed Consent ActSponsor: Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (18)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  27. BILL
    H.R.2010 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Second Chance at Life Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (65)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  28. BILL
    H.R.956 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Saving Children ActSponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 02/04/2019) Cosponsors: (42)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/22/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  29. BILL
    H.R.6077 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Woman’s Right To Know ActSponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (2)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  30. BILL
    H.R.708 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] (Introduced 01/22/2019) Cosponsors: (24)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  31. BILL
    S.3686 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Parental Notification and Intervention ActSponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 05/12/2020) Cosponsors: (11)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 05/12/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  32. BILL
    H.R.490 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (101)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  33. BILL
    H.R.2082 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (2)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 05/15/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  34. BILL
    H.R.3985 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Every New Heart Deserves a Chance Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 07/25/2019) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 09/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  35. BILL
    S.194 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Child Custody Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 01/19/2019) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  36. BILL
    S.183 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Conscience Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (25)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  37. BILL
    S.1966 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 06/25/2019) Cosponsors: (6)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 06/25/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  38. BILL
    H.R.2646 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Healthcare Services ActSponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 05/09/2019) Cosponsors: (29)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 05/10/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  39. BILL
    H.R.888 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Women’s Public Health and Safety ActSponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (26)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  40. BILL
    H.R.833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (66)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  41. BILL
    H.R.5568 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Reproductive Health Information for Veterans ActSponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (5)Committees: House – Veterans’ AffairsLatest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  42. BILL
    H.R.573 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (70)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  43. BILL
    H.R.661 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (28)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 01/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  44. BILL
    S.190 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (32)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  45. BILL
    H.R.437 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Safe RESEARCH ActSponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/10/2019) Cosponsors: (19)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  46. BILL
    S.3388 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Woman’s Right To Know ActSponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (7)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 03/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  47. BILL
    S.3072 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Support And Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] (Introduced 12/17/2019) Cosponsors: (21)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 12/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  48. BILL
    H.R.4399 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Support And Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 09/19/2019) Cosponsors: (124)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 09/20/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  49. BILL
    S.160 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActSponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (48)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 04/09/2019 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
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  50. BILL
    S.3275 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActSponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 02/11/2020) Cosponsors: (47)Latest Action: Senate – 02/25/2020 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 – 44. (U.S. Senate vote falls short of super majority needed to end filibuster) Record Vote Number: 57. (CR S1136) (All Actions) Tracker:  status Introduced
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  51. BILL
    H.R.784 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActSponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (173)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions) Tracker: status Introduced
  52. BILL
    S.182 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)PRENDASponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (15)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  53. BILL
    H.R.2373 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/25/2019) Cosponsors: (50)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 05/20/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  54. BILL
    H.R.4935 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (23)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 12/18/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  55. BILL
    H.R.5831 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance ActSponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (32)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 02/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  56. BILL
    S.3252 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2020Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 02/04/2020) Cosponsors: (10)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 02/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  57. BILL
    S.3259 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance ActSponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (23)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 02/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  58. BILL
     H.R.5662 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act of 2020Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/21/2020) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  59. BILL
     H.R.2014 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Conscience Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (89)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  60. BILL
    S.3226 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act of 2020Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 01/21/2020) Cosponsors: (3)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  61. BILL
    H.R.369 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 01/09/2019) Cosponsors: (126)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  62. BILL
    H.R.4442 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Equal Right to Life ActSponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 09/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 10/28/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  63. BILL
    S.3709 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)LIFE NOW ActSponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA] (Introduced 05/13/2020) Cosponsors: (3)Committees: Senate – Small Business and EntrepreneurshipLatest Action: Senate – 05/13/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  64. BILL
     H.R.7211 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)LIFE NOW ActSponsor: Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (22)Committees: House – Small BusinessLatest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  65. BILL
    H.R.2817 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Child Custody Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] (Introduced 05/16/2019) Cosponsors: (10)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 06/26/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  66. BILL
    H.R.6742 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting Life in Crisis ActSponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 05/08/2020) Cosponsors: (152)Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and LaborLatest Action: House – 05/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the… (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  67. BILL
    H.R.2975 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 05/23/2019) Cosponsors: (216)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 05/24/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  68. RESOLUTION
    S.Res.20 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy should be permanently established.Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (31)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  69. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
    H.Con.Res.58 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Mexico City policy.Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 08/13/2019) Cosponsors: (85)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 09/18/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  70. BILL
    S.1645 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 05/23/2019) Cosponsors: (43)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 05/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  71. BILL
     H.R.6042 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Sanctity of Life Act of 2020Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 03/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  72. BILL
     S.707 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/07/2019) Cosponsors: (32)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 03/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  73. BILL
     H.R.1581 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] (Introduced 03/07/2019) Cosponsors: (144)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 03/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: Introduced
  74. BILL
     H.R.671 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 01/17/2019) Cosponsors: (44)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  75. AMENDMENT
    H.Amdt.275   — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Description: Amendment sought to strike language that prevents the implementation of the Administration’s rule requiring all Title X grant recipients to be “physically and financially separate from abortion-providing facilities.”.Amends Bill: H.R.2740Sponsor: Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] (Offered 06/12/2019)Latest Action: 06/12/19 On agreeing to the Roby amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 231 (Roll no. 267). (All Actions)
  76. BILL
    S.489 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)State Public Option ActSponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (22)Committees: Senate – FinanceLatest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  77. BILL
    H.R.1277 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)State Public Option ActSponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (52)Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and MeansLatest Action: House – 12/10/2019 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  78. BILL
     H.R.4934 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Dignity for Aborted Children ActSponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (59)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 11/01/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  79. BILL
    S.2590 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Dignity for Aborted Children ActSponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (29)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  80. BILL
    H.R.7825 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)PEEPS ActSponsor: Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] (Introduced 07/29/2020) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: House – Ways and MeansLatest Action: House – 07/29/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  81. RESOLUTION
     H.Res.688 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Recognizing 25 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt and reaffirming the goals and ideals of the ICPD Programme of Action, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.Sponsor: Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (51)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  82. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
    S.Con.Res.18 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)A concurrent resolution supporting reproductive health care in the United States.Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (43)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 05/21/2019 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S3011-3012) (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  83. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
     H.Con.Res.40 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Supporting reproductive health care in the United States.Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (150)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 05/22/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  84. RESOLUTION
    H.Res.115 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 02/08/2019) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 02/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  85. RESOLUTION
     H.Res.141 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 02/22/2019) Cosponsors: (57)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 02/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  86. RESOLUTION
    S.Res.303 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)A resolution calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its kwan-li-so political prison labor camp system, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 08/01/2019) Cosponsors: (19)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 08/01/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S5315-5316) (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  87. BILL
     H.R.2715 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Medicaid Improvement and State Flexibility Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] (Introduced 05/14/2019) Cosponsors: (6)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 05/15/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  88. BILL
    S.2836 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Put Patients First ActSponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (34)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 11/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  89. RESOLUTION
    H.Res.50 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Memorializing the unborn by lowering the United States flag to half-staff on the 22d day of January each year.Sponsor: Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (59)Committees: House – Oversight and ReformLatest Action: House – 01/16/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  90. BILL
     S.368 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Global Health, Empowerment and Rights ActSponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 02/07/2019) Cosponsors: (46)Committees: Senate – Foreign RelationsLatest Action: Senate – 02/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced
  91. BILL
     H.R.1055 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Global Health, Empowerment and Rights ActSponsor: Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 02/07/2019) Cosponsors: (194)Committees: House – Foreign AffairsLatest Action: House – 02/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  92. BILL
     H.R.2182 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Access to Birth Control ActSponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (12)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 04/10/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  93. BILL
    S.1086 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Access to Birth Control ActSponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (21)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: Senate – 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  94. BILL
     H.R.5651 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Adoption Information ActSponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 01/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House – Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 01/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  95. BILL
     S.141 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care ActSponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (34)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsLatest Action: 01/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S275-276) (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  96. BILL
    H.R.616 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Life at Conception ActSponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (150)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  97. BILL
    S.159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Life at Conception Act of 2019Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 01/16/2019) Cosponsors: (16)Committees: Senate – JudiciaryLatest Action: Senate – 01/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)Tracker: status Introduced
  98. BILL
     H.R.305 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)Sanctity of Human Life ActSponsor: Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 01/08/2019) Cosponsors: (38)Committees: House – JudiciaryLatest Action: House – 01/08/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)Tracker:  status Introduced

State of Michigan — Executive Actions

Governor Issues More Executive Orders than any Other Governor – Michigan’s Governor enacted numerous lawmaking edicts governing virtually every aspect of life.  

Serious questions exist as to whether the Governor holds any legal authority authorizing her issuance of the current decree. Both the House and Senate have challenged the Governor’s unilateral exercise of power in the Courts.  No question exist as to whether many of the Executive Orders infringe on liberties protected under federal and state constitutions. The Governor contends Covid-19 justifies her constitutional infringements.  We expect the Michigan Supreme Court to resolve all these questions in early September.

 State of Michigan – Legislative Matters

Here is an update of the current bills before the state legislature impacting Christian people —

Bills or Resolutions House:

(House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE)

HCR 14

A concurrent resolution to recognize that pornography is a public health crisis that leads to a broad spectrum of societal harms.

Committee: Health Policy

Last Action: 1/28/20 referred to Committee on Health Policy

HR 0072   (Rep. Wittenberg)

A resolution to declare May 2, 2019, as Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Last Action: 5/2/2019 – HJ 42 Pg. 488 – adopted

HR 302 

A resolution to declare 9/24/20 as a Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Humiliation in the State of Michigan

Committee: House Government Operations

Last Action: Scheduled for Hearing 9/9/2020

HB 5837 / SB 945

Law enforcement; training; mental health and law enforcement response training; require for law enforcement officers.

Committee: House – Judiciary; SENATE – JUDICIARY

Last Action

SENATE – 6/4/2020  PASSED ROLL CALL # 162 YEAS 38 NAYS 0; received by House on 06/04/2020

6/24/2020       HJ 58 Pg. 1227 placed on second reading

House –

6/24/2020       HJ 58 Pg. 1190 passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 277 Yeas 108 Nays 0 Excused 0 Not Voting 1 – transmitted to Senate

6/25/2020       SJ 58 Pg. 1107 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 5672 of 2020

Civil rights; implantation of devices into the bodies of employees; prohibit as a condition of employment. 

Committee:  Commerce & Tourism
Last Action: 6/9/2020 Analysis File Added

 

HB 4688

Civil rights; general discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; include as categories protected under the Elliott-Larsen civil rights act.

Committee:  Government Operations
Last Action:06/04/2019 – bill electronically reproduced 

 

 

 

HB 4076

Crimes; internet; penalties for coercing vulnerable adult into providing sexually explicit visual material; provide for. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 – 750.568) by adding sec. 145g.

Committee: Families, Children, Seniors; Judiciary

Last Action: 6/19/2019 –  referred to Committee on Judiciary, with subs H-2

HB 4112 of 2019

Liquor; licenses; posting to warn of the potential problems of drinking alcohol during pregnancy; require on premises of retail liquor licensees. Amends 1998 PA 58 (MCL 436.1101 – 436.2303) by adding sec. 905a.

Committee: 

Last Action: 3/12/2019 – passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 14 Yeas 100 Nays 10 – transmitted >>

3/13/2019 – SJ 26 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON REGULATORY REFORM

HB 4262

Labor; youth employment; parent or legal guardian of a minor being educated at the minor’s home; allow to issue a work permit for the minor (Allows parents of homeschool students to sign work permit). Amends sec. 2 of 1978 PA 90 (MCL 409.102).

Committee: Education; Ways and Means 

Last Action: 6/4/2019  referred to Committee on Ways and Mean with H-1

HB 4311-12

Gambling; Gaming; lawful internet gaming act; create. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4308’19

Last Action:

12/19/2019 presented to the Governor; approved by the Governor

12/20/2019 – assigned PA 152’19 with immediate effect

HB 4416 of 2019

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for the crime of disclosing confidential information regarding abortion; eliminate. Amends sec. 13k, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13k). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4417’19

Committee: Health Policy
Last Action: 4/9/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4417 of 2019

Health; abortion; additional abortion complication reporting; require. Amends secs. 2835 & 2837 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.2835 & 333.2837) & adds sec. 2839.

Committee: Health Policy
Last Action: 4/9/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4322 of 2019

Health; funding; prohibition for state to contract with providers that offer abortion services; provide for. Amends title & sec. 1 of 2002 PA 360 (MCL 333.1091).

Committee: Families, Children, Seniors
Last Action: 3/12/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4435 of 2019

Civil rights; speech and assembly; campus free speech act; create. Creates new act.

Commttee: Oversight
Last Action: 4/10/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4436 of 2019

Civil rights; speech and assembly; safeguards for exercise of free speech rights on community college and university campuses; provide for. Creates new act.

Committee: Oversight; Judiciary
Last Action:

8/29/2019 – referred to Committee on Judiciary, with substitute (H-2)

HB 4523-24

Children; protection; allow for surrender of newborn to a newborn safety device (baby dropbox);  Amends secs. 5, 7, 10, 17 & 20, ch. XII of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712.5 et seq.) & adds sec. 3a. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4524’19

Committee: Families, Children, & Seniors

Last Action: 5/1/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4664 of 2019

Health; abortion; Creates new law protecting unborn life when fetal heartbeat detected with various exceptions; Existing law protects all unborn life from point of conception except to save life of mother.

Committee: Families, Children, Seniors
Last Action: 5/24/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4665 of 2019

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of performing an abortion without testing for a fetal heartbeat, performing an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, and performing an abortion without obtaining informed consent after a fetal heartbeat is detected; create. Amends sec. 13k, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13k). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4664’19
Last Action: 05/24/2019 – Bill electronically reproduced

HB 4688 of 2019

Civil rights; general discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; include as categories protected under the Elliott-Larsen civil rights act. Amends title & secs. 102, 103, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 302, 302a, 402, 502, 504, 505 & 506 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2102 et seq.).

Committee:
Last Action:

06/04/2019 Bill electronically reproduced

HB 5321

Probate; wills and estates; procedures related to child born as a result of assisted reproduction or a gestational agreement; modify. Amends secs. 2103, 2104, 2114, 2502, 2504, 2707, 3406, 3715, 3908, 3957, 7817 & 7821 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.2103 et seq.); adds secs. 1215, 1216, 1217, 2810 & 2811 & pt. 1A, art. II & repeals secs. 2108 & 7104 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.2108 & 700.7104).

Committee: 

Last Action: 1/14/20 Bill electronically reproduced

HB 5322

Probate; other; reference to the estates and protected individuals code in the probate code of 1939; update. Amends sec. 60, ch. X of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 710.60). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5321’19

Committee: Families Children, and Seniors

Last Action: 1/14/20 Bill electronically reproduced

HB 5323

Health; medical records; form regarding human genetic material effect on inheritance; require. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 – 333.25211) by adding sec. 9127. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5321’19

Committee: Families Children and Seniors

Last Action: 1/14/20 bill electronically reproduced

HB 5374 of 2020

Health; abortion; information related to treatment to reverse the effects of mifepristone; require under certain circumstances, and modify abortion consent form. Amends sec. 17015 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.17015).

Committee: Families Children, and Seniors
Last Action: 01/23/2020 bill electronically reproduced

HB 5433 of 2020

Weapons; concealed; weapon-free zones; exclude places of worship. Amends sec. 5o of 1927 PA 372 (MCL 28.425o).

Committee: Judiciary
Last Action: 2/4/2020 bill electronically reproduced

HB 5612 of 2020

Local government; financing; appropriation of local money for abortion services or abortion counseling and referral services; prohibit. Amends 1968 PA 2 (MCL 141.421 – 141.440a) by adding sec. 18a.

Committee: Families, Children, and Seniors
Last Action: 3/12/2020 bill electronically reproduced

HB 5649

modify in the child care organizations act increasing background checks to protect children. Amends sec. 5r of 1973 PA 116 (MCL 722.115r). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5655’20

Committee: Judiciary

Last Action: 3/17/20 bill electronically reproduced

HB 5672 of 2020

Civil rights; employment discrimination; implantation of devices into the bodies of employees; prohibit as a condition of employment.

Committee: Commerce and Tourism
Last Action:

6/24/2020   passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 299 Yeas 104 Nays 2 Excused 0 Not Voting 3; transmitted to SENATE

6/25/2020   REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Bills or Resolutions Senate:

SB 50-53HB 4113-16

Repeals Michigan’s law banning all abortions from conception except to save life of mother. Crimes; abortion; penalty for administering with intent to procure miscarriage; repeal. Repeals sec. 14 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.14).

Committee: Senate – JUDICIARY

Committee: House – Health Policy

Last Action:

1/23/2019 – SJ 7 Pg. 72 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

2/5/2019 – HJ 9 Pg. 77 Bill electronically reproduced

SB 0351 of 2019

Civil rights; general discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; include as categories protected under the Elliott-Larsen civil rights act. Amends title & secs. 102, 103, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 302, 302a, 402, 502, 504, 505 & 506 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2102 et seq.).

Committee: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Last Action:

6/5/2019 REFERRED TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

SB 0165 of 2019

Health; abortion; pain-capable unborn child protection act; enact. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 – 750.568) by adding sec. 325.

Committee: HEALTH POLICY AND HUMAN SERVICES
Last Action: 3/5/2019 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY AND HUMAN SERVICES\

SB 228

Health; suicide; provides for suicide prevention commission; Creates new act.

Last Action:

12/19/2019  PRESENTED TO GOVERNOR 12/13/2019

12/31/2019  APPROVED BY GOVERNOR 12/20/2019

12/31/2019 ASSIGNED PA 0177’19 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

SB 0229 of 2019; HB 4320

Health; abortion; partial-birth abortion provision; modify to include dismemberment abortion; (bans dismemberment abortion). Amends sec. 90h of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.90h).

Committee: House – Judiciary

Committee: Senate – JUDICIARY
Last Action:

5/14/2019 – ROLL CALL VOTE PASSED -> TRANSMITTED ->Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

5/16/2019 – Roll Call vote passed -> transmitted -> REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

SB 0230; HB 4321 

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for the crime of dismemberment abortion; enact. Amends sec. 16d, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.16d). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0229’19

Committee: House – Judiciary

Committee: Senate – JUDICIARY

Last Action:

5/14/2019 – ROLL CALL VOTE PASSED -> TRANSMITTED ->Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

5/16/2019 – Roll Call vote passed -> transmitted -> REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

 

SB 272-274HB 4469-71

Prohibits placements and adoptions by a child placing agency based on religious or moral convictions. (Repeals religious liberty protections for adoption and foster care agencies) Repeals secs. 14e & 14f of 1973 PA 116 (MCL 722.124e & 722.124f). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0273’19SB 0274’19

Committee: Senate – FAMILIES, SENIORS, AND VETERANS

Committee: House – Government Operations

Last Action

4/17/2019 – REFERRED TO FAMILIES, SENIORS, AND VETERANS

4/18/2019 – bill electronically reproduced 

SB 275HB 4472

Children; adoption; Provide for second parent adoption (Permits unmarried, second parent adoption) Amends secs. 24, 41 & 51, ch. X of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 710.24 et seq.).

Committee: Senate – FAMILIES, SENIORS, AND VETERANS

Committee: House – Families, Children, and Seniors

Last Action:

4/17/2019 – REFERRED TO FAMILIES, SENIORS, & VETERANS

4/18/2019 -bill electronically reproduced 

SB 284HB 4515

Mental health; children; Prohibits conversion therapy; (Prohibits conversion therapy for minors) Amends 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.1001 – 330.2106) by adding sec. 901a.

Committee: HEALTH POLICY AND HUMAN SERVICES

Committee: House – Health Policy

Last Action:

4/24/2019 – REFERRED TO HEALTH POLICY & HUMAN SERVICES

4/25/2019 – bill electronically reproduced

 

SB 0830 of 2020

Corrections: state facilities; treatment of pregnant and postpartum women in correctional facilities; regulate. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCl 791.201 – 791.285) by adding sec. 65j.

Committee: Judiciary

Last Action: 10/13/2020 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH SUBSTITUTE (S-1)

SB 0831 of 2020

Corrections: other; women’s prison oversight advisory committee; create. Amends secs. 1 & 5 of 1975 PA 46 (MCL 4.351 & 4.355) & adds sec. 4a.

Committee: Judiciary

Last Action: 10/13/2020 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH SUBSTITUTE (S-1)

SB 1152 of 2020

Provides standards of care for pregnant women held in county jails and lockups; establish.

Committee: Judiciary

Last Action: 10/13/2020 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH SUBSTITUTE (S-1)

 

Additional Legislation Creating Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity Rights

Document Description
SB 0593 of 2019 Civil rights; sexual orientation discrimination; definition of ethnic intimidation; expand to include gender identity and sexual orientation. Amends sec. 147b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.147b).
Last Action: 10/17/2019 – REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HB 4676 of 2019 Property; other; certain restrictive covenants in deeds and other instruments; prohibit. Creates new act.
Last Action: 05/24/2019 – bill electronically reproduced 05/28/2019
HB 5139 of 2019 Civil rights; sexual orientation discrimination; definition of ethnic intimidation; expand to include gender identity and sexual orientation. Amends sec. 147b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.147b).
Last Action: 10/24/2019 – bill electronically reproduced 10/24/2019
HJR T of 2020 Civil rights: sexual orientation discrimination; certain references to marriage; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 1, art. X & repeals sec. 25, art. I of the state constitution.
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – printed joint resolution filed 08/12/2020
HB 6045 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in the provision related to marriage license without publicity; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 1 of 1897 PA 180 (MCL 551.201). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6046 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in the foreign marriage act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 1 of 1939 PA 168 (MCL 551.271) & repeals sec. 2 of 1939 PA 168 (MCL 551.272). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6047 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in the revised statutes of 1846 of marriage and the solemnization thereof; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 2, 3, 4 & 9 of 1846 RS 83 (MCL 551.2 et seq.) repeals sec. 1 of 1846 RS 83 (MCL 551.1). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6048 of 2020 Property tax: other; certain references in the general property tax act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 27a of 1893 PA 206 (MCL 211.27a). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6049 of 2020 Drains: other; certain references in the drain code of 1956; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 74 & 381 of 1956 PA 40 (MCL 280.74 & 280.381). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6050 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in judgments of divorce; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 1 & 2 of 1909 PA 259 (MCL 552.101 & 552.102). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6051 of 2020 Children: foster care; certain references in the foster care and adoption services act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 4a of 1994 PA 203 (MCL 722.954a). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6053 of 2020 Individual income tax: city; certain references in the city income act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 41 of 1964 PA 284 (MCL 141.641). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6054 of 2020 Taxation: farmland and open space; certain references in the farmland and open space preservation statute; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 36109 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.36109). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6056 of 2020 Campaign finance: campaign practices; certain references in the Michigan campaign finance act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 61 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.261). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6057 of 2020 Financial institutions: other; certain references in the regulatory loan act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 17 of 1939 PA 21 (MCL 493.17). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6058 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in Chapter 84 of divorce; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 9f, 23, 27, 34, 36 & 37 of 1846 RS 84 (MCL 552.9f et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6059 of 2020 Businesses: partnerships; certain references in the uniform partnership act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 6 of 1917 PA 72 (MCL 449.6). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6060 of 2020 Property: ownership interests; rights and liabilities of married women act; revise gender-specific language Amends secs. 1, 4, 5 & 6 of 1981 PA 216 (MCL 557.21 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6061 of 2020 Worker’s compensation: other; certain references in the worker’s compensation act; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 118, 335 & 353 of 1969 PA 317 (MCL 418.118 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6062 of 2020 Property tax: special assessments; certain references in act providing for deferment of special assessments on certain homesteads; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 2 & 4 of 1976 PA 225 (MCL 211.762 & 211.764). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6063 of 2020 Property: other; act regarding the right to manage and contract entireties property; revise gender-specific language. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1975 PA 288 (MCL 557.71). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6064 of 2020 Public employees and officers: compensation and benefits; certain references in the public safety officers benefit act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 2 of 2004 PA 46 (MCL 28.632). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6066 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in the provision related to marriage license; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 1 of 1887 PA 128 (MCL 551.101). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6067 of 2020 Property: other; act regarding survivorship of entireties interest in mortgages and land contracts; revise gender-specific language. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1925 PA 126 (MCL 557.81). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6069 of 2020 Businesses: associations; certain references in the incorporation of summer resort owners act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 8 of 1929 PA 137 (MCL 455.208). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6070 of 2020 Businesses: limited liability companies; certain references in the Michigan limited liability company act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 504 of 1993 PA 23 (MCL 450.4504). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6072 of 2020 Taxation: estates; certain references in the Michigan estate tax act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 21 of 1899 PA 188 (MCL 205.221). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6073 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in provision for name change upon solemnization; make gender neutral. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1905 PA 299 (MCL 552.391). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6075 of 2020 Individual income tax: income; certain references in the income tax act; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 311, 504 & 522 of 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.311 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6076 of 2020 Criminal procedure: other; certain references in the uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 9a & 19 of 1952 PA 8 (MCL 780.159a & 780.169). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6077 of 2020 Property: other; act regarding termination of tenancy by the entireties; revise gender-specific language. Amends sec. 1 of 1927 PA 210 (MCL 557.101). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6078 of 2020 Insurance: other; certain references in the insurance code; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 2207, 2209 3110 & 3402 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.227 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6079 of 2020 Civil procedure: other; certain references in the revised judicature act; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 1410, 2005, 2162, 2807, 3344, 5451, 6023a & 6131 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1410 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6080 of 2020 Criminal procedure: evidence; certain references in presumption of coercion by husband; make gender neutral. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1935 PA 85 (MCL 780.401). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20, HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6081 of 2020 Property: other; certain references in qualities of estates in real and personal property; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 45 of 1846 RS 1 (MCL 554.45). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6082 of 2020 Public employees and officers: compensation and benefits; certain references in public act relating to disability compensation for peace officer; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 2 of 1937 PA 329 (MCL 419.102). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6083 of 2020 Public employees and officers: compensation and benefits; certain references in public act relating to disability compensation for firefighters; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 3 of 1942 (1st Ex Sess) PA 9 (MCL 419.203). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6084 of 2020 Children: other; certain references in the surrogate parenting act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 3 of 1988 PA 199 (MCL 722. 853). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6085 of 2020 Taxation: other; certain references in the real estate transfer tax act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 5 of 1966 PA 134 (MCL 207.505). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6086 of 2020 Crimes: other; certain references in the penal code; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 30, 90 166 & 335 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.30 et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6087 of 2020 Mental health: code; certain references in the mental health code; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 800 of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330,1800). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6088 of 2020 Criminal procedure: sex offender registration; certain references in the sex offenders registration act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 2 of 1994 PA 295 (MCL 28.722). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6089 of 2020 Natural resources: gas and oil; certain references in the oil and gas mining statute; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 4 of 1941 PA 178 (MCL 319.104). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6091 of 2020 Human services: other; certain reference in the social welfare act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 32 of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.32). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6092 of 2020 Property: personal; act allowing ownership of certain personal property as tenancy by the entireties; revise gender-specific language. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1927 PA 212 (MCL 557.151). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6093 of 2020 Family law: child custody; certain references in the uniform child-custody jurisdiction and enforcement act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 309 of 2001 PA 195 (MCL 722.1309). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6094 of 2020 Family law: marriage and divorce; certain references in provision for alimony awarded by court of another state; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 2 of 1911 PA 52 (MCL 552.122). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6095 of 2020 Property: other; act validating conveyances made by attorney in fact; revise gender-specific language. Amends sec. 2 of 1861 PA 21 (MCL 565.602). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6096 of 2020 Property: other; community property act; revise gender-specific language. Amends secs. 3 & 4 of 1948 (1st Ex Sess) PA 39 (MCL 557.253 & 557.254). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6097 of 2020 Probate: wills and estates; certain references in the estates and protected individuals code; make gender neutral. Amends secs. 2114 & 2806 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.2114 & 700.2806). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020
HB 6098 of 2020 Liquor: other; certain references in the liquor control act; make gender neutral. Amends sec. 801 of 1998 PA 58 (MCL 436.1801). TIE BAR WITH: HJR T’20
Last Action: 08/12/2020 – bill electronically reproduced 08/12/2020

Other States

Alabama

House of Representatives

HB 314 –

bans abortion with certain exceptions; creates criminal felony for abortion providers 

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Arkansas

House of Representatives

HB 1399 –

Prohibits funding re Research human cloning / destroying embryo – 

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1439 –

Creates criminal felony, civil penalties, and allows medical license revocation; bans certain abortions based on age with exceptions

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1856 –

bans state funding of abortion; bans government authorities from consenting to abortions for women in state custody or guardianship  

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Arkansas

Senate

SB 2 –

bans certain abortions (e.g., because unborn child has Down syndrome.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 3 –

doctors and healthcare facilities must report abortion complications; civil penalties if failure to report

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 149 –

bans abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 278 –

adds to existing abortion reporting requirements; increases penalties concerning abortion violations

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 341 –

mandates conveying of information on reversing the effects of abortion-inducing drugs

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 448 –

requires viability determinations be based upon most recent advances in medicine; specifies doctor qualifications for doctors aborting babies

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 503 –

creates a criminal felony offense for physician killing via suicide.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Florida

House of Representatives / Senate

HB 319/SB 682 –

creates committee to publish a Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage (re FL marriage license).

Last Action:  compromise where, instead of enacting law, FL bar agreed to add language from the “Guide” to its Family Law Handbook –

SB 1634 / HB 1059 –

“Parents’ Bill of Rights.” confirms SCOTUS holdings re fundamental right for parents to direct the upbringing, education and care of their minor children. 

Last Action:  3/2/20 SB 1634 Rules Committee

3/9/20 HB 1059  House floor – third reading (vote)

HB 265 /SB 404 –

Requires Parental Consent before Abortion

Last Action:  SB 404 passed; to Governor’s for signature.

SB 864 / HB 1217 –

increases age of surrender for newborn infant from 7 days to 30 days

Last Action:  

_/_/20 – SB 864 referred to Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs.

3/4/20 – HB 1217 House passes – sends to Senate 

HB 3C1 / SB 1336 –

State preemption superseding local government licensing requirements (stops local bans of “conversion therapy” as a condition for license)

Last Action:  HB 3 passes House and sent to Senate (referred to various Senate committees). (companion Senate bill, SB 1336, held in committee)

SB 778 / HB 537 –

preempts local government from enacting rules of licensure or regulation of a home-based business. (stops local governments from banning “conversion therapy” as a requirement for home-based business license)

Last Action:  HB 537 House floor for second reading

SB 946 / HB 737 –

requires a Moment of Silence in Public Schools.

Last Action:  3/2/20 – SB 946 approved by Rules Committee,

3/4/20 – HB 737 House passed; referred to Senate 

HB 481 –

bans doctors from aborting a baby when heartbeat detected

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Idaho

House of Representatives

HB 64 – updates law concerning abortion complications and establishes a reporting system

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Idaho

Senate

SB 1049 – bans partial-birth abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Indiana

House of Representatives

HB 1211 – bans dismemberment abortion with exceptions

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Indiana

Senate

SB 201-

updates conscientious objection and ethical exemptions providing increased protection for health care providers

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Iowa

House of Representatives

HF 766 –

bans mingling Title X funds/programs and abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Kentucky

House of Representatives

HB 5 –

bans abortion on the basis of an unborn baby’s race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 148 –

bans abortion contingent upon either ratification of a constitutional amendment restoring state authority to ban abortion, or the U.S. Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Kentucky

Senate

SB 9 –

bans doctors from aborting a baby when heartbeat detected

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 50 –

reporting mandated when prescription for chemical abortion dispensed

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Louisiana

House of Representatives

HB 425 –

mandates that nothing in state constitution permits funding of, or the right to, an abortion.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 484 –

establishes license requirements for obtaining and maintaining abortion facility; establishes duties regarding medical records concerning abortion;

Last Action: Enacted into Law 

Louisiana

Senate

SB 184 –

prohibits the abortion when heartbeat detectable

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 221 –

mandates informed consent to protect women seeking an abortion; requires information for assessing qualifications of the doctor aborting the child as well as the abortion facility

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 238 –

deems abortion facility employees mandatory reporters of certain sex-based crimes to law enforcement

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Mississippi

Senate

SB 2116 –

bans doctors from aborting a baby when heartbeat detected with exceptions

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Missouri

House of Representatives

HB 126 –

bans doctors from aborting a baby when heartbeat detected or due to Down syndrome

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Nebraska

Unicameral

 L 209 –

mandates informed consent to protect woman seeking abortion (e.g., info on medical risks associated with the anticipated abortion procedure)  

Last Action: Enacted into Law

North Dakota

House of Representatives

HB 1336 –

updates informed consent requirements to protect woman seeking an abortion (e.g., information regarding abortion pill reversal)

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1546 –

bans dismemberment abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Ohio

Senate

SB 23 –

bans doctors from aborting a baby when heartbeat detected; creates a Joint Legislative Committee to promote and support adoption.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Oklahoma

Senate

SB 614 –

updates informed consent requirements (e.g., concerning abortion pill reversal)

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Pennsylvania

Senate

SB 712: prohibiting State family planning funding for abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

South Dakota

House of Representatives

HB 1055 –

parental notification/agreement required before an order to withhold resuscitation from minor patients.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1177 –

mandates that women seeking an abortion receive an opportunity to see a sonogram and hear her child’s heartbeat before aborting the unborn child

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1190 –

strengthens existing reporting requirements relating to abortion.

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 1193 –

creates criminal offense for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother’s will

Last Action: Enacted into Law

South Dakota

Senate

SB 72 –

specifies informed consent form a doctor must use to obtain consent, prior to aborting the mother’s child

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 85 –

updates deadline for State’s annual report concerning abortions

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Tennessee

Senate

SB 614 –

studying feasibility of requiring ERs to report data on occurrences of people presenting at the ER within 30 days of an invasive surgical procedure occuring at a non-hospital facility[ (due January 1, 2020)

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 1257 –

bans abortion with exceptions contingent upon the U.S. Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade; forbids prosecution of the mother

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Texas

House of Representatives

HB 16 –

recognizes rights of a living child born subsequent to an abortion; creates criminal offense and civil penalties where child not provided life-saving medical attention

Last Action: Enacted into Law

SB 22:

bans some funding from a governmental entity to an abortion facility

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Texas

Senate

SB 24 –

updates/ strengthens informed consent law regarding information a mother must receive prior to an abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Utah

House of Representatives

HB 136 –

bans certain abortions based on age (i.e., after baby reaches 18 weeks) with exceptions;  updates physician reporting requirements concerning abortion

Last Action: Enacted into Law

HB 166 –

bans abortion – genetic selection and Downs syndrome

Last Action: Enacted into Law

Wyoming

House of Representatives

HB 103 –

mandates abortion reporting

Last Action: Enacted into Law

 

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