Bill Text: IA SJR9 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa that the Constitution of the State of Iowa does not secure or protect a right to or require the funding of abortion. (See SJR 21, SJR 2001.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 29-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SJR 21. S.J. 493. [SJR9 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SJR9-Introduced.html
Senate Joint Resolution 9 - Introduced SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 9 BY CHAPMAN , FEENSTRA , SINCLAIR , SEGEBART , COSTELLO , BEHN , BREITBACH , GREENE , JOHNSON , BROWN , GUTH , LOFGREN , KAPUCIAN , R. SMITH , EDLER , KRAAYENBRINK , COURNOYER , CARLIN , SWEENEY , SHIPLEY , KOELKER , WHITING , NUNN , MILLER-MEEKS , GARRETT , SCHULTZ , ROZENBOOM , DAWSON , and ZAUN SENA TE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution 1 of the State of Iowa that the Constitution of the State of 2 Iowa does not secure or protect a right to or require the 3 funding of abortion. 4 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2071XS (3) 88 pf/rh
S.J.R. 9 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 1 the State of Iowa is proposed: 2 Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa is amended 3 by adding the following new section: 4 Sec. 26. No right to abortion or required funding of 5 abortion. The Constitution of the State of Iowa does not 6 secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding 7 of abortion. 8 Sec. 2. REFERRAL AND PUBLICATION. The foregoing amendment 9 to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred to the 10 general assembly to be chosen at the next general election 11 for members of the general assembly, and the secretary of 12 state is directed to cause the same to be published for three 13 consecutive months previous to the date of that election as 14 provided by law. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the 19 Constitution of the State of Iowa specifying that the 20 Constitution of the State of Iowa does not secure or protect a 21 right to abortion or require the funding of abortion. 22 The joint resolution, if adopted, would be referred to the 23 next general assembly for adoption a second time before being 24 submitted to the electorate for ratification. 25 -1- LSB 2071XS (3) 88 pf/rh 1/ 1
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