March 4, 2016
HB 1411 (Burton) and its companion SB 1722 (Stargel), Catholic Days priority bills, require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges or a transfer agreement with a hospital not more than thirty (30) minutes away by emergency vehicle. In addition, the bills call for the prohibition of public funding for an organization that owns, operates, or is affiliated with a licensed abortion clinic, with some exceptions.
After lengthy debate in the House chamber on Thursday, HB 1411 (Burton) passed the full House (
). On Friday, the Senate temporarily postponed SB 1722. The measure is expected to be taken up and voted on by the Senate next week.
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