KY SB9 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 20-0)
Status: Passed on March 15 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-15 - signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 020)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to require a person who intends to perform an abortion to determine whether the unborn human individual has a detectable fetal heartbeat; prohibit a person from performing an abortion before determining whether the unborn human individual has a detectable fetal heartbeat; prohibit a person from performing an abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat; provide exceptions for medical emergencies; require documentation of whether an abortion was performed to preserve the health of the pregnant woman; specify that nothing in the Act restricts access to contraceptives; allow a woman to file a civil action for the wrongful death of her unborn child; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to inspect the medical records of a facility that performs abortions to ensure compliance with reporting requirements; permit the Attorney General to apply to a state or federal court for a declaration that the Act's provisions are constitutional, or an order lifting an injunction if one exists, if federal abortion law changes; 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 criminal penalties for violations; amend KRS 213.101 to expand the statistical reporting system for abortions; allow for severability; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to abortion and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 366 (Y: 71 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2019-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 803 (Y: 31 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-03-15Senatesigned by Governor (KY Acts ch. 020)
2019-03-14Senatedelivered to Governor
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-14Senatereceived in Senate
2019-03-14Housepassed 71-19
2019-03-14Housefloor amendment (4) defeated
2019-03-14House3rd reading
2019-03-13Housefloor amendment (4) filed
2019-03-06Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2019
2019-02-28Housefloor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed
2019-02-28House2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-27Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2019-02-21Houseposted in committee
2019-02-19Houseto Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
2019-02-15Housereceived in House
2019-02-14Senate3rd reading, passed 31-6
2019-02-14Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 14, 2019
2019-02-14Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2019-01-09Senatereturned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2019-01-09Senate2nd reading
2019-01-09Senatetaken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2019-01-08Senateto Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2019-01-08Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2019-01-08Senate1st reading
2019-01-08Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2019-01-08Senateintroduced in Senate


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