SC S0001 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 15-0)
Status: Passed on February 18 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-18 - Act No. 1
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "south Carolina Fetal Heartbeat And Protection From Abortion Act" By Adding Article 6 To Chapter 41, Title 44 So As To Require Testing For A Detectable Fetal Heartbeat Before An Abortion Is Performed On A Pregnant Woman, To Prohibit The Performance Of An Abortion If A Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected, To Provide Medical Emergency And Other Exceptions, To Require Certain Documentation And Recordkeeping By Physicians Performing Abortions, To Require Physicians To Notify Law Enforcement After Performing An Abortion In Certain Circumstances, To Create A Civil Action For A Pregnant Woman Upon Whom An Abortion Is Performed, To Create Criminal Penalties, And For Other Purposes; To Amend Section 44-41-460, Relating To The Required Reporting Of Abortion Data To The Department Of Health And Environmental Control, So As To Add Reporting Of Fetal Heartbeat Testing And Patient Medical Condition Data; To Amend Section 44-41-330, Relating To A Pregnant Woman's Right To Know Certain Pregnancy Information, So As To Require Notification Of The Detection Of A Fetal Heartbeat; And To Amend Section 44-41-60, Relating To Abortion Reporting Requirements, So As To Add Reporting Requirements. - Ratified Title

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SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection From Abortion Act


Roll Calls

2021-02-18 - House - House: Passage Of Bill (Y: 74 N: 39 NV: 6 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-02-17 - House - House: Passage Of Bill (Y: 79 N: 35 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2021-02-17 - House - House: Rescind Rule 3.9 (Y: 20 N: 76 NV: 3 Abs: 25) [FAIL]
2021-01-28 - Senate - Senate: 3rd Reading (Y: 30 N: 13 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - Senate - Senate: 2nd Reading (Y: 29 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - Senate - Senate: To Adopt Amendment Number 12 (Y: 22 N: 11 NV: 1 Abs: 10) [PASS]


2021-02-18 Act No. 1
2021-02-18 Effective date 02/18/21
2021-02-18 Signed By Governor
2021-02-18 Ratified R 2
2021-02-18HouseRoll call Yeas-74 Nays-39
2021-02-18HouseRead third time and enrolled
2021-02-17HouseRoll call Yeas-79 Nays-35
2021-02-17HouseRead second time
2021-02-16HouseRequests for debate-Rep
2021-02-10HouseCommittee report: Favorable Judiciary
2021-02-02HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-02-02HouseIntroduced and read first time
2021-01-28SenateRoll call Ayes-30 Nays-13
2021-01-28SenateRead third time and sent to House
2021-01-28 Scrivener's error corrected
2021-01-27SenateRoll call Ayes-29 Nays-17
2021-01-27SenateRead second time
2021-01-27 Scrivener's error corrected
2021-01-26SenateDebate interrupted
2021-01-25SenateCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs
2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on Medical Affairs
2021-01-12SenateIntroduced and read first time
2020-12-09SenateReferred to Committee on Medical Affairs

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
4441330(n/a)See Bill Text
4441460(n/a)See Bill Text
444160(n/a)See Bill Text

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