KY SB9 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 25-2)
Status: Enrolled on January 9 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-01-09 - delivered to Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit a person from denying or depriving a born-alive infant of nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of the infant; prohibit a person from denying or depriving a born-alive infant of medically appropriate and reasonable medical care, medical treatment, or surgical care; require a physician performing an abortion to take all medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of a born-alive infant; specify that if the physician is unable to perform those duties then an attending physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, nurse, or other healthcare worker shall assume the duties; provide that a born-alive infant shall be treated as a legal person under the laws of the Commonwealth; specify that any born-alive infant, whose parents file a petition for voluntary termination of parental rights, shall become a ward of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; specify that this section shall not be construed as preventing a born-alive infant's parent or guardian from refusing medical care that is not medically appropriate or reasonable; specify that the parent or guardian of a born-alive infant shall not be held criminally or civilly liable for the actions of a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or other healthcare provider that acted without his or her consent; provide for civil and administrative penalties for violations of this Act; allow for severability; allow the General Assembly by joint resolution to appoint members to intervene as a matter or right in any case that challenges the constitutionality of this Act; amend KRS 311.595, 311.850, 314.091, and 315.121 to suspend or revoke the license of any physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, nurse, or pharmacist who violates this Act; amend KRS 311.990 to establish criminal penalties for violations; establish the short titles of "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act" and "Avacyn Act"; EMERGENCY.

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Title

AN ACT relating to the protection of born-alive infants and declaring an emergency.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-01-09 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 22 (Y: 76 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2021-01-07 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1499 (Y: 32 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-09Senatedelivered to Governor
2021-01-09Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2021-01-09Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2021-01-09Senatereceived in Senate
2021-01-09House3rd reading, passed 76-18
2021-01-08Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 9, 2021
2021-01-08Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
2021-01-07Houseposted in committee
2021-01-07Houseto Judiciary (H)
2021-01-07House1st reading
2021-01-07Housetaken from Committee on Committees (H)
2021-01-07Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2021-01-07Housereceived in House
2021-01-07Senate3rd reading, passed 32-4
2021-01-07Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 7, 2021
2021-01-06Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
2021-01-05Senatereturned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2021-01-05Senate1st reading
2021-01-05Senatetaken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2021-01-05Senateto Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2021-01-05Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2021-01-05Senateintroduced in Senate

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