KY SB5 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 14-1)
Status: Passed on January 9 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-01-09 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 005)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit an abortion when the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater; create an affirmative defense if the probable post-fertilization age was less than 20 weeks or if a medical emergency; require a determination of the unborn child's probable post-fertilization age prior to performing an abortion; allow for civil relief; create the Kentucky pain-capable unborn child protection litigation fund; allow for severability; amend KRS 311.595 to allow the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to suspend or revoke the license of any physician for violations; amend KRS 311.990 to establish a criminal penalty for violations; amend KRS 213.101 to expand the statistical reporting system for abortions; amend KRS 413.140 to provide a one-year statute of limitation for civil actions arising from violations; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to abortion and declaring an emergency.



2017-01-09Housesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 005)
2017-01-07Housedelivered to Governor
2017-01-07Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2017-01-07Housereceived in House
2017-01-07Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2017-01-07Senatereceived in Senate
2017-01-07House3rd reading, passed 79-15
2017-01-07Housefloor amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) filed
2017-01-07Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 7, 2017
2017-01-07Housereported favorably, to Rules
2017-01-06Housereturned to Health and Family Services (H)
2017-01-06House2nd reading
2017-01-06Housetaken from Health and Family Services (H)
2017-01-05Houseposting waived
2017-01-05Housereturned to Health and Family Services (H)
2017-01-05House1st reading
2017-01-05Housetaken from Health and Family Services (H)
2017-01-05Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2017-01-05Housereceived in House
2017-01-05Senate3rd reading, passed 30-6
2017-01-05Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 5, 2017
2017-01-05Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2017-01-04Senatereturned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2017-01-04Senate2nd reading
2017-01-04Senatetaken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2017-01-03Senateto Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2017-01-03Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-03Senate1st reading
2017-01-03Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate

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